As any economist,
or even a half-conscious politician,
or patient parent knows,
We have two types of deficits;
investments and divestments.
Let’s call them NegativEnergy One
and NegativEnergy Two,
or, for short,
sometimes portends darker ThingTwo.
We may choose a short-term deficit budget
to invest in growing a long-term PositivEnergy surplus,
or interdependent profit.
Or we may choose to contribute to a longterm
eternally divesting waste stream,
like burning currency for fuel
or flushing coins down the toilet
or peeing and pooping where we could have eaten
or taken a warm bubbly bath.
can ZeroSum Win-Lose balance,
Or degenerate into
not even ZeroSum Lose-Lose
predicting further devastated landscapes
and climate pathologies.
Or NegativEnergy One withdrawals
could resiliently resonate
co-arising PositivEnergy co-investments
Not not ZeroSum
for restoring nutritional
multigenerationally cooperative Justice,
with YesYes resonant symmetry.
It has an uncertain
yet resonant ring to it.