This poem appears in the Summer-Fall 2009 issue of Struggle: A Magazine of Proletarian Revolutionary Literature, edited by Tim Hall, to whom I owe thanks.
ASSHOLES & ELBOWS
“I wanna see assholes & elbows &
That’s all I wanna see,”
Says the little boss-man efficiently
“Work needs working, everybody knows, &
That’s all I’m gonna see,”
Says the frumpy boss-man angrily
See the workmen, sweaty workmen,
Exhausted, delirious, grinding away &
There’s the dopey boss-man, gathering his pay
In the dingy factory, will it ever end?
Lines of assholes & elbows toiling away
Except the fat-cat boss-man, laughing up the day