Conspire in hushed voices
Make impactful choices

Ooze with honeyed words
No matter who they hurt

Consort in lust and luxury
Extort and commit usury

Flood with blue-hot threats of fire
Those who question; dare inquire

Currency possessed in spades
Yet the Piper’s never paid

From the comfort of their thrones
Gladly saw through skin and bone
Keep tight grips on all they own;
Treasures we will never know