If we took
for the people
back to the home
to the farm
to the urban center
now stolen (again)
by the white man

if we took,
just from the few
who can amply afford
to lose

for the many
who cannot afford
anything new

i want you to
show me

show me where,
in that twenty
percent

would bill gates
not find money
to put food
on the table

where in that
twenty percent

would jeff bezos
have to place his
children

on the subsidised
school lunch program

where, in that
twenty percent
that we would take
back for our cities

would the billionaire
lose her private jet

show me where,
in that twenty
percent now ours

the family with
seventeen mansions
would now find
themselves

homeless

show me where,
i beg of you,
really,
where in that
twenty percent

is the threat to
a material life
extravagance
so dire
that justifies
the pain
felt in every

elsewhere

show me where,
in that
twenty percent,

the kings would
wander now alone