measuring…

the paint’s
worn off
where your fingers
carefully
calculated
what would be needed
to complete
the job
but
how many hours
were counted
as you made it
take shuffling steps
in and out
of its case
as you
sat
waiting
for
the union bosses
to
punch your card
granting
you
right of passage
to
the job site
and
to
moments of hope
hope
for a better life
for
those you love
better
than
yours
you
the poor
and
unwanted
immigrant seed
cast upon
this nation’s
desert sands
and
told
to grow
without water

random pages found on the floor #3…

random-pages-found-on-the-floor

i had but one dream
so simple it had no form
nothing to define
nor place on your bucket list
human dignity that’s all

immediate job openings…

immediate-job-openings

now that
we’ll
have some walls
and
policies
sending
all those
high-tech jobs
to
places
with
rolling hills
and
blue-green seas
like
ireland
you may wish
to consider
a position
in agriculture
enjoy endless hours
in the hot california sun
or
in the wheat
and
corn fields
of
the great plains
areas
celebrated in songs
songs that
have made our nation great
yes
this is your chance
to make america
great again
by becoming
a field worker
savor family time
as you
pick crops together
these wonderful jobs
afford
an excellent opportunity
for you to home school
your children
as they learn
pragmatic mathematics
for example
what is the average hourly income
for a crop worker who
earns
an annual income of $10,000
or for
a family of four
who earn $17,500
how
many children
get an opportunity to learn math
while in the open confines
of a sea of commercial crops
these
wonderful benefits
are also accompanied
since you’re a red-blooded american
with access to social services
as
you’ll
be below
the federal poverty level
so
don’t delay
contact our employment agency
at
1600 pennsylvania ave
washington
dc
20500

median nerve damage…

median nerve damage

an injury
to my hand
resulted in
a severed nerve
and
although
it healed well
some numbness remains
not feeling everything
has its advantages
for it takes
a certain level
of pain
to produce a response
i imagine
it’s why
some nations
don’t seem
to respond
to human needs
a severed nerve
in their souls

preening politicians…

armed and dangerous2

fears mold our beliefs
into distorted actions
truth’s antimatter