Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Driving through the Holland Tunnel on the way to Occupy Wall Street

For every tile/ a worker’s hand
the trowel he held
32 million
in the ceiling
2.9 million on the walls
one by one

how many did one man lay
in an hour/ a day
counting them in his sleep
beside his wife
in a walk-up in Bayonne
14 workers died building that tunnel...

not one of them named Holland

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