If my basket is overflowing
and I keep adding succulent fruit
would this mean that I am going
from prudent to being a brute?
Does it mean I’m taking more than my share
or just that I’m stocking for winter?
No, you can’t have it, and I don’t care
that from famine it might deliver!
Is it greed that controls us, I wonder now,
when my stockpile of fruits has rotted?
When does greed turn us, and exactly how
from prudent to feeders at the bottom?
If I do indeed take more than my share
does it mean that I’m greedy and bitter?
Yes, I see that you’re hungry but I don’t care
’cause I think you’re a pathetic quitter!
Let go of my fruit, that there is mine!
I have a stockpile to build just for me!
No, you can’t have it! Are you perhaps blind?
Can’t you see that I’m greedy, me!
My basket is full, but I will not stop,
though I know my fruit will go rotten!
But that isn’t greed, I’m just, somehow,
making sure that you’ll stay on the bottom.