Tagged: labor

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
.
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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

the stories that are

the stories that are
not getting told toil
ninety hours a week,
a silent rhythm
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: silent

one day to repair

one day to repair
ties with the American
worker, three-hundred
and-sixty-four days to cut
wages, worsen working
conditions, weaken
bargaining power
here’s to summer’s
end and ushering
the kids back to school,
biding time for
a difference
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: power

in essence, all

in essence, all
livelihoods are made
in slices –
the hours bent
over spreadsheets,
a quarter of
an empty room
mopped,
the weight of
winter melon in
early spring, seeds
and all
.
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