Beyond the End of Day

 

Look into the windows
of commerce.
The employees
have gone home–
through tunnels,
across bridges,
zig-zagging
through car-choked
arteries.

Some  crossing the
night-stricken streets,
eyeing each red light
like an IED,
and hurrying on
ahead of the morning.

Look into the windows
of commerce, now that
the night has settled in.

Carts with dust rags
and plastic bags
r0ll through the halls,
the hands that push them
and the eyes that guide them
are unknown to the day.

Little voice, little pay,
little thanks for keeping
the cogs of commerce
greased and running
for another day.

Photo: Virginia Galfo: Boston 2015

 

 

 

Author: Virginia Wagner Galfo

These are scary times. Prepare yourself to take a stand for what is right. God damn it, just be kind!

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