Midas Touch

The sorcerers and scientists

of past times

experimented with their powders 

dissolved them,

fired them up

in their laboratories.

searching for the glows and gleams

from base metal,

the Midas touch

that would create the riches of gold

for them.

They never found it.

Now, the sorcerers and scientists

have discovered how

to dig deeper,

scrape harder

and stand by while

we dig and scrape for them.

And watch the gold flow,

watch it pour

like magic

making wrinkles and scars

suffocating our skin.



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