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Poem about South African capitalism and widening between rich elite and the poor


Imageby Damian Garside22 Jun 2014

It will cost
a month's wages
to get to the
top of
the mountain

in Sandton Centre there
is a fountain
which befits a
building standing
like a beacon were

it not
just a mirage
a monument to
a system founded
on the
bedrock of
Illusion and

To see
the truth of the city
spread put beneath you
will cost you
a lifetime
in belief and wages.