What is the Value of a Life?

As the economy whimpers along

And the shares of major companies fluctuate every day;

As the middle class divides itself and moves into either the upper or lower,

With job wages falling on one end and rising on the other;

As people have more money to spend and less worthwhile things to spend it on,

And others work two jobs to not be homeless,

What is the value of a life?

When you work all year and make fifteen thousand,

And someone is willing to give you fifty thousand for your healthy heart,

What are you worth?

When you walk around, always distracted,

Until you can’t remember anything that isn’t digitally recorded,

What is your life really worth?

– Monte Tom