That money trickles from my bank account,
Filters from the little pond
Into the corporate sea.
I could cancel with one click, but they know
I won’t, the count on it, that people let
That little drip from everyone
Until we’ve bled our little bodies dry.
I started writing that poem because I read a quote today that made me laugh. It went something along the lines of ‘2021, I’ve had my 7 day free trial and I don’t like what I’ve seen so I’d like to cancel my subscription.’ I think we all hoped that 2021 would be brighter but it’s actually just got a lot darker.
However, as I started writing about cancelling my subscription, my direction changed and I started thinking about how we tend to get robbed by big companies (really sorry, I genuinely didn’t mean to go there). But that is something I love about the process of crafting a poem or a story; you just never know where it’s going to end and what it’s going to look like.
I think I did get taken there because I’ve had several reminders today of how big companies make more money than they know what to do with. Elon Musk became the richest man in the world, now worth billions. And also, I got an email from Netflix to say that prices are going up.
Neither of these really bother me all that much, but it is that drip-drip of money that goes out to companies that always scares me. I’m sure everyone has joined a gym and not gone for months before cancelling. Think of all the holidays we could have gone on, and all that money has lined the pockets of really rich men (sorry, it normally is men).
So, I’ll still be watching Netflix and I won’t moan about it any more. But, it just interested me that my work took a left turn and went somewhere different. I’d even saved an image of my cat to show how tired I am of 2021 already!
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I think your change of course is fascinating! It’s a real sign of creativity when you let your mind take wings like that. I agree with you about large corporations, too. They take from all of us, and make a fortune. Bank fees are like that as well.
Very interesting, Rachel.
Here’s to left turns! xo
All the drips combined can drain someone completely. I thought I might be “taking a stand” refusing to get cable. Alas, I just watch Little House on the Prairie, The Walton’s, and Andy Griffith. We have such little control but I have HUGE faith ❣️
So far 2021 has been terrible. Those fascist bastards who invaded the Capitol need a more severe punishment than being arrested.
Your cat is beautiful. Your feelings about the year are sound. We have far to go for health and reliance.
Several thoughts. Last week a “big corp” took plenty-big dosh from my bank a/c cos I hadn’t realised a renewal was due & hadn’t cancelled. TOO late. The other thought: As with the winter solstice, the returning light might persuade that spring is in sight… but we’ve the worst of the winter yet to come. 2021
It’s terrifying, I hope that the vaccine and the lock down take effect soon!
Yea, me too
ll the dribbles joined can deplete somebody totally. I figured I may be “standing firm” declining to get link. Oh, I simply observe Little House on the Prairie, The Walton’s, and Andy Griffith. We have such little control yet I have HUGE confidence ❣️