That’s what it’s all about, they say.
Does it work?
Tell me when you figure it out, will you?
They say it with a tight-lipped smile and a pocket full of change.
But does the change turn the dollars into sense?
From their echo chamber, they convince even themselves.
Analyze your thoughts; they say
Cheer up, they say.
Hold your chin up, they say.
Stay just a little longer, they say.
Money is to be made, telling you what to think.
A smile tugs at the corner of my mouth. I fucking figured it out.
(© 2022 AC)