Chinese trade data slips, the oil does falter,
Like a rabbit spooked, not approaching the water.
Nature's course is thus, economy falters,
Under the weight of numbers, the optimist falters.

Shiny metals yield, their price in retreat,
Like the dog who's been bested, slinking down the street.
In the realm of goods, demand has fizzled,
Like a snail withdrawn, when reality's drizzled.

Glencore's gains do wane, on this market tide,
A goat in the peak, now in the valley it resides.
Commodities dip, as the energy balances,
Nature finds its way, in this dance of finances.

by Guillemette de Ventadour

a centaur