What Gain has a Man?*

What gain has a man
in rings
or things
if all he has will rust?
The works of his hands
will bite
with might
if in God he does not trust.

Stop trusting in man;
one breath
from death,
of what account is he?
The pride of a man
is tall,
that’s all;
and soon no longer will be.

~JD Collier

*based on Matt. 6:19 and Isa. 2

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