construction worker


you're too old for this
mixing concrete
with a bunch of hotheads
hurry up they say it's
okay if it's a little wet
don't worry about the rock
it's cheap shit we know
we know
just get the job done
so we can get out of here
and celebrate
so what if your hands
are dried up
we don't want to hear about
arthritis and workers comp
you're too old for this
all day in the sun
having another tuna sandwich
for lunch alone


Paul Lowe