Bootless

How can you pull yourself up

by your bootstraps

if you have no boots?

 

They automate.

“innovate”

You lose your job.

 

Is the minimum wage to blame,

or might they have been

looking for an excuse

to let go of workers

to begin with?

 

To let go of

our poor,

our tired,

our huddled masses

and

drop them off at the nearest

unemployment office and say,

“We couldn’t afford to pay you.

We had to make room for our CEO’s pay raise.

Sayonara!”

 

 

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