what’s wrong with this picture?

i
momentous matters
of iridescent earrings &
stiletto high heels––

a homeless mother
begs for
food

ii
luxury condos
starting @
$1.2 mm––

amerikan steel
surges through the heart
of Baghdad––

the day the Palestinian
parliament
collapses

iii
what shadow of human
being values cell phone
convenience

above the life of
every buzzing bee
in existence?

iv
for us:
long life, good health,
good fortune

for them:
well frankly,
we don’t give
a damn