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Shift Change #9 Poem a Day

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Shift Change

Hard hats and sediment-smudged
cheeks move with a passing nod
to and from the smoke stained
brick compound where they labor
for their family’s roof and supper.

Rolling waves of inky smut sift
from commercial chimneys
to be sucked into the pulsing pink
organs of its citizens
before drifting into the clouds.

Consumers supplied, profits partitioned,
labor exploited
and the universe ignored.

-------------- ~~Judi Van Gorder


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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dcmarti1

Best one yet for April. "Pulsing pink organs", now that is imagery.

 

Maybe consumers "cheated"? But that lets my Socialism shine through, haha. :)

 

An intense poem.

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Hard hats and sediment-smudged

cheeks move with passing nod

to and from the smoke stained

brick compound where they labor

for their family’s roof and supper.

 

love the solidity of those lines Tink

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Tinker

Thanks Marti, I was playing with symbolism.

 

Hi Badge, I am impressed you picked up on the image, the lines like the brick building. Thanks for commenting.

 

~~Tink


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

For permission to use this work you can write to Tinker1111@icloud.com

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