Men At Work

Curse the tailors
For theirs are the blindfolds and the mask of truth

Curse the steelworkers
For theirs are the bullets and barbwire

Curse the auto manufacturers
For theirs is lung disease and the coughing sky

Curse the judges
For theirs are the gallows and sentences of death

Curse the lumberjacks
For theirs are the thinning forests and the loss of habitat

Curse the mathematicians
For theirs are the trajectories of missiles and the algorithm of censorship

Curse the architects
For theirs are the prisons and the abattoirs

Curse the builders
For theirs are the roads and the concrete laid across beauty

Curse the politicians
For theirs is the homelessness of empathy and tartuffery

Curse the lawyers
For theirs is the profit of vulnerability and the hiss of hot air

Curse the physicists
For theirs are the splitting of the nucleus and the loss of innocence

Curse the butchers
For theirs are the needless murders and the dimming of light

Curse the oil drillers
For theirs is the dreams of seagulls mired in sludge

Curse the bomb makers
For theirs is the hatred of life and the perpetuity of war

Bless the children
For theirs is a struggle for hope despite these men at work

Published by subversopus

I am a loveable and squeezable poet and writer. I live in beautiful Oregon with my cat and boyfriend. I love long distance hiking and have completed the entire lengths of the Appalachian Trail (2002, 2014) The Pacific Crest Trail (2012) and the Continental Divide Trail in (2013). Please check out my blog, and my poetry only blog, Cheers and have a kick ass day!!!

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