Friday, July 16, 2010

Capitalism: the rainy day of death will come.

he was speaking about derivatives
and the Big C.
he was speaking of increasing
bank's capital requirements
and the need
to secure them against risk,
when he said,
"and the rainy day will come."

No one knew if he meant a rainstorm here
or in Africa or southeast Asia,
or whether the rain would be wet, or cancerous,
or composed entirely of bombs and missiles and chemical weapons.
and in truth, these are storms
of the Big C's brewing, too,
and which it is peacefully, mathematically
resigned to.
So we will never, ever know,
except that we should always expect rain.