They injected a promising start up
with venture capital,
massaged and laundered,
then cooked the books, created
instant liquid assets
and shareholder value.
Made those bold acquisitions,
the soft contributions
financed with employee options,
written off as uncaptured expenses
and leased back to Enron. Ah!
Those were the days.
But then came the forced resignations
and proposed reorganizations
under Chapter 11. Now the ex-CEO,
after a brief but intense demonstration
and a sweaty interrogation,
sips a cool margarita,
in his yacht off the coast of the Caymans,
in a sleepy moonlit bay
while the class action suits play out.