Photo by marsmettn tallahassee (Flickr)
Financial aid is an act of
good will by reason of sudden change
in the Earth, a deluge or earthquake
in a populated area.
A form of a forced, good will
gives now then invoice amount later,
in proportion to goods and services
provided throughout the cataclysm.
Services include sweat equity
a tangible product of social
capital, freely contributed
as a voluntary charity.
Sweat equity: sharing unselfishly
giving to aid the well-being, and
the common good of individuals
to give thoughtfully of themselves.
Ulterior motive to the gift:
payback or be dispossessed of lands;
disowned by society, forced to
live life on the edge, marginalized.
Neil Benson participates in Megaphone's creative writing workshop at the Lifeskills Centre.