Labor Conference, Duke U.

Labor Conference, Duke U.

Three enter, six stretch, sassy short blonde, and a
Capped brunette, whose brim is so curved down
All you get is tan and teeth. One slides to an
Angle that gives you her back, hides miss sassy
And allows bubbly blue-cap to peer, stare,
Analyze and reject all in a second’s time.

The ratio is six to one in a room
Dominated by tea. Is it only us
Who care about labor rights? How many
In this room will have the health and labor
Problems the speakers speak about? Racial
Discrepancies? Horrible migrant labor camps?

How does this jibe with your average
Duke student? Do the students really picnic
With the dining and housekeeping staff?
Can the students be a voice that changes
Conditions for the workers, or is their concern
Just an alarm ringing in deaf administrative ears?

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2002. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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