Rapacity Is Not a Tub

You say he is as likely to steal
as a sheep is likely to kill,
because he has all the wealth in the world.
I take it no one ever informed you
that “greed and hunger are not the same”?
The greatest thieves, in case you haven’t heard,
have often been the richest men.
(Ever read of the robber barons?)
Rapacity is not a tub:
it is a pit without bottom.

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