where promises run like streams
and those wait to quench their thirst
never to be sated again
a personal Hades
like a circle from a Christian hell

where kindness are measured
not by unconditional love
but the greedy green
of blood-drenched bank notes
where Mammon rules from Its throne

there no soul walks free
except the ones not ruled
by the weakness of giving in
to the whims of seven sins

the seas are filled with the drowned
their treasures overgrown and strewn
all over the ocean floor, forgotten
because by greed no-one is ever remembered

(c) 2014 allen simpson