(apologies to Ted Roethke)
People want the President
to solve unemployment,
but they donâ€™t want taxes
and fear bigger debt.
Asset values have dropped
and loans have gone bad.
Do taxpayers have to pay to save the banks?
Is there a variable in there somewhere?
Or must we pay for our sins of greed?
Bank loans create money
from thin air.
Can the process work in reverse?
Release these debts into ether space
and start over.