Clash of cultures – a letter to a friend

So you told her about one of your financial speculations
Over a glass of wine during a dinner date,
And her reaction shocked you?

But you shocked her!

In the glass towers of Frankfurt or London
You can speculate, shortsell and acquire all you want
Without ever having to see any of the concequences.
Tonight you did,

No good blaming it on the system either.

You willingly participated,
And you will be praised, rewarded

But you won’t know how it feels
Until they buy your beach, waves and sunset.

Please be careful, friend.
These institutions will take what they need from you.
At the end of it all, you may not have a beach to surf
Because your colleague sold it.