It’s Just Business

Poesy plus Polemics

swimming with sharks in the Sea of Japan
and Manhattan’s three rivers
taught me fierce skills to kill predators
cleanly, with honor, without any mercy
some called it the law of the jungle
then twisted it into immoral turns
that did grave disservice to Kipling
whose coinage squared nobly with natural ethos
for me it was always and only just business
indict me but leave poor old Rudyard alone

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The Law for the Wolves – by Rudyard Kipling

Now this is the law of the jungle, as old and as true as the sky,
And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die.

As the creeper that girdles the tree trunk, the law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.


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