Why are all
the billionaire philanthropists
either fictional or dead?

I won’t mention Bill Gates, newly divorced.
Forget Bezos and Musk, and those others
encouraged and pampered with blood money.

I guess Carnegie,
before he died,
built some great museums.

At least Nobel–
with his gunpowder fortune–
wanted a legacy
more than the bodies
he left behind.

I stopped watching comic book movies,
stopped watching cartoons; no caped crusader
will save us all, even though we crave their care.

It’s an old story. On one side,
the good. On the other,
they who desired the unnamable–

picture a mask ripped off a Scooby-Doo character–
a villainous human being who wanted
something so bad, they covered themselves up
with monsters, ghosts.