Cycle Time

Cycle Time

At the end of the Edmund Pettus bridge
in Selma Alabama
where they beat
Martin Luther King’s marchers
until some were unrecognizable,
now sits a coffee shop
where you can get
a great latte.

Where they castrated and hung
the striking IWW workers
from the bridge
in Centralia Washington,
you’ll find a mall
of discount stores.

And at the Foxconn factory in Taiwan
where they built the iPhone
I am writing this poem on,
and where the bosses hold rallies
to try and stop
even more workers
like Nan Gang
from committing suicide,
you’ll find the factory
where they built
the iPhone
I’m writing
this poem on.

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