Tagged: labor

pride and joy, going

pride and joy, going
once, twice, sold to the lady
who can hold her own

on a busy city street, day
in and day out, making ends meet
.
20211119:1859
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all in a day’s work

all in a day’s work
is measured unevenly –
the size not tailored

for these hands, the weight not gauged
by what we’re able to carry
.
20211117:1919
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we are always one

two hours with a

two hours with a
hammer can cause a lot of
damage or yield five

pounds of shelled hazelnuts and
pure joy from working with our hands
.
20210627:1534
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when we said goodbye

when we said goodbye
to the Toona sinensis
and the Hibiscus

syriacus this afternoon,
no one came to pay their respects
.
20210622:1921
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to the bunny in

to the bunny in
the backyard, our grass is your
grass, so stop eyeing

the veggies and fruits of our
labor, grown from twice stolen land
.
20210617:2027
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in the middle of

in the middle of
a pandemic, taking time
off is all at once

a privilege and some kind
of impossibility
.
20200828:1637
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perhaps having the

perhaps having the
freedom to add olive oil
means sacrificing

someone else’s freedom – keep
interrogating, wake up
.
20200825:2322
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as the haves splinter

as the haves splinter
into haves and newly have-
nots, we are humbled,

no longer pretending to
have the answers, be in control
.
20200323:2227
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the future of work