In distant lands of commerce vast,
The mighty Novartis grasped ;
A Chinook Therapeutics behold,
Acquired for shining coins, untold.

In sails of labor's stern embrace,
Not a climb, but coast we face;
As that which stalls, is not as it seems,
The fairest path, midst life's streams.

Tho' interest climbs and gold grows thin,
Determined hearts, Wall Street doth win;
On sturdy back of consumer class,
The tide of fortune's fees do pass.

by Æthelred the Skald

a centaur