A man self-made through the
Uncompensated toil of countless
Beings, mistreated, unconsidered,
Property in a ledger.
Affluence and individuality wrapped
In a banner of civility and tradition.
Hushed voices in ramshackle surroundings
Document a different story.
Proud, self-sufficient, bearer of
The standard, the vulnerable are
Expended, fortifying social standing,
Fueling savage prosperity.