Is it true that The Devil Wears Prada?

Is it true that The Devil Wears Prada? short poem

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Notwithstanding the obvious and comforting
Exceptions (exceptions die hard, don’t they?)
The tycoons of luxury are not so different from
Those operating in any other market segment.

In the globalized economy, where the smart ones learn
Quickly how to circumvent the rules (if any), that products
Are weapons or food, health or human flesh, matter little:
The selfish pursuit of profit substantially always wins.

All of them live in the enchanted but fake world of
Finance -a world where profits often come through the
Suffering, needs, weaknesses of other living beings and
No question is raised about those who are forced to sell
Their labor (or even themselves) just to survive.

What matters is the growth of wealth of a tiny
Minority. Everything else is an annoying surplus of
Little -if any- relevance.

Therefore goose feathers -torn off of the living flesh-
Fill luxury duvets, packaged at little money where
It’s more convenient; then resold at thousands
US dollars,Euros,British pounds, Swiss francs.

It is through it, also, that numbered accounts at offshore
Havens multiply. After all, are not these ones
Worth much more than any other supposed
Paradise?

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Footnote: “Just 85 billionaires have as much wealth as the poorest half of our planet — wealth they too often use to buy politicians and capture our democracies to keep the whole system going in their favour” [‘Avaaz’ statement].

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Born in Tuscany, Italy. Currently living close to Florence and to Vinci, Leonardo's hometown. Doctor in Medicine, specialized in Neurosurgery, with an ancient passion for Poetry. Author of more than 1300 poems, in 13 collections. Among them: «A Chisciotte» [«To Quijote»], soon to be published as ebook.E-books published: . - «THE CHINESE GARDENS - English Poems» - English Edition [+ Italian Edition: «I Giardini Cinesi»]; . - «KARUMI - Haiku & Tanka»; . - «Allo Specchio di Me Stesso» ['At The Mirror of Myself'], (Italian Edition); . - «Il Vento e il Fiume» ['The Wind & The River'], (Italian Edition); . - " At The Crossing Of Seven Winds" (Anthology of Poetry - by 7 Authors: Fabrizio Frosini, Daniel J. Brick, Galina Italyanskaya, Diane Hine, Mallika Menon, Leah Ayliffe, Abby Sze); . - " Nine Tales Of Creation" (Anthology of Poetry - by 9 Authors: Fabrizio Frosini, Daniel J.Brick, Dilantha Gunawardana, Lawrence Beck, Maia Padua, Mihaela Pirjol, Niken Kusuma Wardani, Simone Inez Harriman, S.zaynub Kamoonpuri); . - " Scattering Dreams & Tales" (Anthology of Poetry - by 13 Authors: Fabrizio Frosini, Daniel J. Brick, Leah Ayliffe, Lawrence Beck, Dilantha Gunawardana, Simone Inez Harriman, Diane Hine, Galina Italyanskaya, Mallika Menon, Maia Padua, Mihaela Pirjol, Abby Sze, Niken Kusuma Wardani); . - " We Are The Words - Siamo Parole" (Anthology of Poetry - BILINGUAL: ENGLISH-ITALIAN- poems by 13 Authors: Fabrizio Frosini, Daniel J. Brick, Leah Ayliffe, Lawrence Beck, Dilantha Gunawardana, Simone Inez Harriman, Diane Hine, Galina Italyanskaya, Mallika Menon, Maia Padua, Mihaela Pirjol, Abby Sze, Niken Kusuma Wardani - translated by F.Frosini); . - " Whispers to the World - Sussurri al Mondo" (Anthology of Poetry - BILINGUAL: ENGLISH-ITALIAN- poems by 10 Authors: Fabrizio Frosini, Daniel J. Brick, Yewande Adedokun, Afrooz Jafarinoor, Birgitta Abimbola Heikka, Eunice Masumbuko, Asoke Kumar Mitra, Istvan Molnar, Nel Omofolarin, Gina Teel - translated by F.Frosini); . Some of my poems are also published in the Anthology " Riflessi 62" (Italian Edition) , edited by Pagine Srl.. ---> for the books published at Smashwords, go to: www.smashwords.com/profile/view/dottfrosini---> for the books published at AMAZON, go to: http://www.amazon.com/Fabrizio-Frosini/e/B014HA8ZUA. My own poetry collections [from the latest to the first one]: - 13. raccolta «The Chinese gardens - English Poems» - 12. raccolta «Allo Specchio di me stesso» - 11. raccolta «Nella luce confusa del crepuscolo» - 10. raccolta «Karumi - Haiku & Tanka» - 09. raccolta «A Chisciotte» [«To Quijote»] e altre poesie - 08. poema. «La Città dei Vivi e dei Morti» [epic poem of 1250 verses] - 07. raccolta «Il Vento e il Fiume» e altre Poesie - 06. raccolta «La Chiave dei Sogni» [«La Clef des Rêves»] - 05. raccolta «Echi e Rompicapi» [«Puzzles and Echoes»] - 04. raccolta «Ballate e altre Cadenze» - 03. raccolta «Frammenti di Memoria» [«Carmina et Fragmenta»] - 02. raccolta «Il puro, l'impuro» [«Kosher / Treyf»] - 01. raccolta «Versi dispersi nel vento»Fabrizio Frosini
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