Tony Steele looked impressive on the outside
dressed to the nines all polished and professional
He dealt with the money market
and had many trappings of wealth
But something was missing
despite his best attempts at immediate worldly success–
intimacy from a nurturing relationship, and love.
He was not shown much of it
when he was growing up
so it was an alien concept
They call them the walking wounded
because their souls are sick;
shallow husks with broken hearts
wandering around aimlessly.
They do not last long, and grow old gracefully
They have been dying for some time
and are merely waiting
for the final punch clock.