Capital Eyes

A single mother struggles with the rent
heroically, determined not to brood,
accounting for each penny that was spent
on school supplies, insurance, gas, and food
from insufficient paychecks promptly chewed
to shreds before they reach her eager hand.
She’s one of countless workers who is viewed
as chattel by the corporation’s band
of brigands holding hostages to marketing demand.

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2018 Mary Boren
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