In an over-produced world
Of populous populations,
Supply is often halted beyond the womb

And should a child make it
To the densely packed production line,
There are no lifetime guarantees
No best before, or after birthday dates

Supply outcries demand.

But demand increases should you move
Within the factory floor,
Be placed onto the packaged line
“First World”
Or stamped and wrapped:
“For Family Wealth”

Distributed to keep the capital in check.

Should a branded child “Generic”
Make it to the delivery bin
Their life cycle, cycles,
Returning to the factory walls
Where they work their time-consuming lives
For those “First World”
And “Family Wealth”s.

Such is the economics of a balanced book.

I’m a new aged hermit who due to illness, uses words as my link to the outer world. My poems and short stories have been published in magazines, anthologies, and journals in Ireland, the UK, US, Canada, and India. My first poetry collection Observant Observings was published in 2014 (Tayen Lane Publishing) and nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize 2015. You can read more about me here:

Amanda Graham

Amanda Graham

Editor at NY Literary Magazine
Amanda holds an M.A. in History. She loves well-written poetry and romance novels. Amanda has 2 cats and a 3-year-old son.
Amanda Graham