Tuesday, February 12, 2013

State of the Union Valentine

Today the problem isn’t slavery
it’s the slave wages - it’s not
the ‘illegals’ who are the problem
it’s the greedy employers
but not just the employers
it’s mainly us demanding
cheap fruit and vegetables
wanting our floors and
toilets cleaned for nothing
it’s us pretending we’re
really not taking advantage
of those who come to us now
with the same aching needs
our own great grandparents
carried in their cardboard suitcases
their strange names and
incomprehensible laughter
getting off the boat
from nowhere years ago
it’s mainly us who still support
the pathologies of wealth
and power that’s the problem

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