Thursday 20 October 2022

Ah beautiful sky, (draft/unfinished)

Ah beautiful sky,

We are in a crisis. This is Dismal Science. 

At night, a writhing glyph 

sucks your dreams, 

you don’t dream anymore because of this. 

This is Dismal Science. In fact, You can't even

if you tried. Gas electricity, water  

you’ve lost your smell and taste 

respectively inaudible phone wakes

now taken by mouth twice daily

put a fiver away every month breaks

12 months you have 60 quid that's enough

for Battenberg cake.  This is Dismal Science. 

Ah beautiful sky, 

A health panic is followed by 

an economic panic. A pain in the 

heart, People stop going out, 

stop shopping 

and dramatically reduce spending. 

This has an immediate impact on cashflow.

This is also Dismal Science. 

A cashflow problem is like a hill, 

a hill you die on. But you can not die

on this hill. Without cash, businesses go bust. 

Without cash, suppliers don't get paid 

and they in turn can't pay their creditors. 

Ah beautiful sky,

The knock-on effect will be swift. 

Tax revenue will seize up. Your hands,

mouth, feet. Businesses without cash 

can't pay their employees 

who must be laid off. 

This exacerbates the slump. This is Dismal Science.

Unfortunately, as cashflow dries up,

those with cash will hoard it. 

Hoarding is the natural selection to panic crisis

witness what is happening right now in supermarkets. 

The same will happen with cash. 

As more and more cash disappears

Ah beautiful sky, 

from balance sheets, more and more cash 

will be hoarded. Listen to me, I read Government and Law, 

at the London School of Economics, in 1997 my name 

is moneyexpert you can walk my path you can wear my shoes

and be an angel too, but I know you 

and I’ll teach you how to deal with this disease 

in a different light than you did before, 

and think that you could be your own cure 

 biting and kneeling wont help

things can only get, worse they will get much worse 

like a thousand points of light through your body. 

I’m moneyexpert. That is Dismal Science.