There is a great interrelationship of dependence in the markets that can see supposedly opposing interests living contently together in forms of symbiotic relationship. US debt and who owns it comes to mind. We can also see this symbiosis between politicians and business, the Fed and financial markets and even the interrelationship between the rich and the poor. This cold war detente can also be seen closer to home in personal relationships. So we have written a little allegorical poem and leave you to decide who the cat and the mouse are in real life as we think there are too many to pick from.
The Fat Cat and the Mousewife
Cat leaves at dawn to earn the crust,
Mouse stays behind to clean the dust
And cook the food and mend what's bust
A life of toil but, hey, needs must.
But once Cat leaves this mouse will play
Cat's out at work for all the day
So that's the time for making hay
But once Cat's back this mouse will say
"I toiled so hard, today was tough,
Look, nails broke and palms so rough
Yet I can never do enough
To clean and mend and all that stuff."
But once he's out, she'll say "lets see.
Tour the shops, take café tea?
Or lunch with friends down by the sea?"
But once Cat's home her tale will be
"Oh my life you would not choose.
Left alone to clean the loos
Who'd want to wear my weary shoes"
(Even if they're Jimmy Choos)
Yet unbeknownst to Mouse, Cat knows
He has to pay the bills she owes.
But 'tis small price for all her woes
And hide the places that HE goes
For Cat's not fat without a reason
Wines "clients" late, dines dams in season.
All adds to life a certain frisson.
But if found out he'd hang for treason.
But here's the twist, Mouse also knows
The texts, the lipstick on his clothes
The scents on shirts, the pantyhose
But Cat and Mouse are old, old pros.
Neither dare upset the cart.
And wreck the lives they know by heart
Easier that than brand new start.
So Cat and Mouse will NEVER part.