October 27, 2010

FIVE DOLLARS AN HOUR

FIVE DOLLARS AN HOUR

A pain in the ass
A wise crack that insults
Vague morality and false superstition
They never notice a mind
That is wasted inside
These four walls and pallets of coffee
They just see a young man
Stupid, with a strong back
Incapable of fighting or loving
Just another fool in here
Who sacrificed freedom
For the almighty dollar
And five dollars an hour

-- Copyright © 2010 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.
Adapted from long-lost FROM A WAREHOUSE chapbook.
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1 comment:

raybrown said...

I appreciate the lines:

"Stupid, with a strong back
Incapable of fighting or loving
Just another fool in here"