I always appreciate this author entering the world of socio-economic dynamics, social injustice, and business or political ethics, or lack therein:
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A haiku, it has a seasonal reference, that is not just natural history, but an allusion to people bent on careers that are only self-serving, and only that while in employment. It can be an empty success once retired, or made to retire.
The autumn thistle is a thing of beauty, but it has its brittle nature, its dryness, too.
A wonderfully deep haiku full of layers and sadness.