Stakeholder


I am a stakeholder.

I was born into

the Family of Consciousness

on this planet...Earth.

I am not

a mechanism for profit.

I was not born

to labor endlessly

to keep the rich in mansions,

silk and pearls.

I was not born

to dig in boundless darkness

to increase the net-worth of the ruthless

with silver and gold,

diamonds and lithium.

I am not just

one more resource

you can plunder.

A mineral you can extract,

then sell back.

As though the powerful have

the divine right of ownership

to all things inert

or imbued with life.

I am not

a beast of burden…

carrying the back-breaking,

life-stealing

weight of ill-gained luxury.

A luxury corporations pay rent on

through this thing called “charity”

giving back in thimbles

what they took out in buckets.

I am not a tool,

a number

or a quarterly profit report.

I am a Stakeholder.

I was born into

the Family of Consciousness

on this planet...Earth.

And I am calling in my shares.

©2018 ShareeAnneGorman

annienomad~cyberpoet

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