Tagged: labor

a good provider

a good provider
is one who leaves – mothers, fathers,
daughters, and sons, no

one escapes these lives we live, not
truly – even now, we part
.
20220907:1905
y

we never ask where

we never ask where
the garbage goes and hold in
contempt anyone

who leaves the garbage piling
up, waiting for a helping hand
.
20220715:1123
y

step on, step off, snap

step on, step off, snap
to it, snap out of it, get
in, get out – breathe, breathe
.
20220221:2033
y

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
y

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
y

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
y

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
y

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
y

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
y