two men at a coffee place
are talking shop

one opens a laptop
with incredible figures filled

and facts

but we quietly know
from the bitter past

that the pitch is a bitch
too good to be true

and won't last

the second will swindle the first
or the first will bite off too much

the venture will fail
when the second perjures himself

all the way to the jail

it simply won't work
they are wasting their time

but we find them fascinating to observe
while we wait for this star

to go out

we patiently rest
we but live to serve