weeds…

weeds grow in vacant lots where once stood factories…workplaces…deals were cut… contracts negotiated…now just weeds…just weeds…

cute condos being built in old abandoned buildings…General Electric…Quaker Oats…a spaghetti warehouse…an old brewery…memories…memories…

company picnics…Labor Day celebrations…cold-cuts and kegs…cold-cuts and kegs…kids got a hot dog and momma made pies…welcome to the middle class…welcome…

pensions planned…retirements thought- out…assembly-line workers counting the days…the american dream complete with a place at the lake…fireworks on the 4th…bought over the state-line…shh…don’t tell…don’t tell…

and these things we wish for…where are they now…cut-off in the middle of the night…pink slips passed…prosperity pissed-on…for a buck…for a buck…

weeds grow in vacant lots where once stood factories…workplaces…deals were cut… contracts negotiated…now just weeds…just weeds…

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