Wednesday, August 20, 2008

'voluntary' poverty

Wayback in the quick-rising ‘60s
‘voluntary poverty’ arose
within the disaffected 1st-world's
middle-class: suddenly its children
‘went back to the land’ to escape
parents’ plush suburban homes
for a ‘conscious’ anti-consumerist,
‘natural’ pre-'50s lifestyle.

A half-century later, some just
shop at Whole Foods, ignoring
poverty' & starvation, while
neo-consumerism’s waning &
a slow-food movement arises.
Re-awaken them to what's real:
declare ‘adequacy’ universal,
‘enough’ everyone's need.

(15 AUG 08, Santa Clara CA) v14

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