INANE HUMDRUM OF THE LATHE

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It would be difficult

to write a novel or poem

on the inane humdrum

of the lathe

and the drills and presses

than earn me a buck

for bread and butter

but enact a higher tax

on my soul

 

1-1-04

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

poem included in International Worker's Day anthology published by Moonstone Press

International Workers' Day | Moonstone Arts Center (square.site)

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i am very familiar with these

i am very familiar with these sounds. they remind us that business is in motion and also slowly knack headaches into our skulls. 

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the drone remains in my head

the drone remains in my head 2 decades later