Issue
#3

May
2009
 

 

a poem by Erek Smith

 

Double Shift Blues

something 'bout a necktie
always reminded me
of a noose

something 'bout a shirt tucked in
always reminded me
of a prison jumpsuit

something 'bout a plastic nametag
always reminded me
of a death camp ID number

something 'bout the punch of a timeclock
always reminded me
of a shotgun blast to the head

© Erek Smith


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