03/14/2013 05:38 pm ET Updated May 14, 2013

The Year of the Snake

"The most populated nation on Earth is building houses, districts and cities with no one in them ... desolate condos and vacant subdivisions uninhabited for miles and miles and miles and miles."

--Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble
Empty towers midst the rubble
Waiting for their price to double.
You can see them from the Hubble.

Dollars heaped up to the sky
Greed flies across the ocean
As in Phoenix, so Shanghai:
You leverage emotion.

Never stop or hit the brake
Just keep on smiling smugly
This is the annus of the Snake
What comes out might be ugly.

What goes around will come around
Just ask Tyrannosaurus
Corrections from on high come down
And bring a world of tsuris.