• Tricia D. Wagner

Nights on Spice Island #1.12

Updated: Sep 11

Mammon - a good demon's name.

It's not difficult to consider him dragon and sweet,

whose osteoderm I might stroke with a finger

as in my pocket, he hides.

In one breath - he's evil.

The second - he's rightfully owed.

Ten percent, pass the plate.

Tax collectors pick pockets.

Customer servants kneel low to persuade.

Psychologists research the colors and shapes

that compel those with Mammon to set it to flight.

Though I'm human, a miracle, full of thoughts, seeking wisdom, loving truth,

they don't care for me.

Just my Mammon.

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