Paper mountains & Yuppie dragons

Climb mountains!
Slay Dragons!
That's what I did
when I was a kid
Now it's too much
all this grownup stuff
Amalgamations
Corporations
Business-like murder
under the guise of merger
Micro-second chattel battles
waged on computer panels
Flash before my eyes
in a plate glass high-rise

Now

all my mountains are made of paper
all my dragons wear ties

© Gerry Mattia 2024
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