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Industrial Waste

Will Martin 1946 (NJ)

Is there a substance
that as a result of continuously applied force
becomes so hardened
so as to become no longer malleable..?
immovable..?

Lately, i’m feeling
much like that substance
Becoming tired of being forced
for no good point

Becoming weary of being pushed
into a grotesque shape
not of my choosing
Toward directions
i care not to go in

And you can find this stuf anywhere
it’s everywhere
Leftover human slag
over-hammered
beat down by the establishment

You might call it
white trash metal
Or inner city old grey steel
50 gallon drum fireplace
ghetto hubcap with no wheel

Left with worth
less than a tin cup
Used humanity
used up!

Beware waste artisans
it’s waste recycle time
It’s become too late
the purged waste you’ve created
Returns and rises from the ashes
to make you suffocated.

RB — 5/02
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Will Martin

Writing and reading poetry for over 50 years. 2 chap books/vanity presses sold or given away. The 2nd book has original pencil art to accompany each poem. more…

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