I am negative yet without poles.
I am devious yet unconcerned.
I am capitalist yet without politics.
I am a taker yet not at all a giver.
I am grasping yet am without grip.
I am sleazy yet not within motels.
I am crude yet without going nude.
I am gainful yet I am not winsome.
I am desire yet without goodness.
I am a trait yet am not to be envied.
I am needy yet without satisfaction.
I am in rhyme with creed yet do not.
WHAT AM I?
Last edition’s Fustigator: Glory