Profit (29/365)

The government is not for profit
We pay them enough to protect us
And no more

When they don’t protect us
Who is held accountable?
The system is too large to blame

Somehow we all feel like
We’ve been taken by the banks
By our insurance companies

You mean these for-profit ventures
Dared to push the limit
Of how dry they could suck us?

You mean they didn’t err
On the side of caution
When gamblers breathed down their necks?

It is one thing to take a chance
And turn a profit
It is quite another to keep a gun to the head of a good corporation

And we said, Protect us! Protect us!
The gambler got paid
And we went back to making deals under the table.