Base metals slip, akin to goats on a fall,
Dollar strength, a hound that gives a bawl.
Demand is faint, a rabbit's tentative call,
Golden safe lowly snail, soon to enthrall.

Natural gas, prancing deer ever strong,
Rises high, with the songbird's dawn song.
Israel's supply, where might it belong?
Anxiety mounts, a discord in the throng.

Oil, the dog that has lost its way,
Pares gains while shadows of risk sway.
Israel's plight, a mournful day,
Stability sought, in futures gray fray.

by Guillemette de Ventadour

a centaur