They were a hyper family of American nouveau riche
who read astrological charts daily, gambled
& otherwise commanded their numerological niche.
The counted the vegetables in the Tyson hotpots
they ate when everyone was home from work.
They consulted lunar calendars & counted
the steps to the bus stops. A collective alexia
kept them from humanist pursuits. Their alexia
applied to all texts, making them more fit
for financial pursuits, where the counting remained
in the head. They owned numerous factories
& paid their workers wages on a nutritive ratio.