build on air, if you want

let not the people be your/foundation,/not the young girls,/not the old girls,/not the young men,/not the old men,/not those in-between,/not any of these,/let not the people be your foundation.

rather,/build on sand/build on landfills,/build over cesspools,/build over graveyards,/build even on water,/but don't build on the people.

('let not', de Charles Bukowski em 'Betting on the Muse')