Up-Coming Readings

Hey WorkCrew here is a list of up-coming Lummox 4 Anthology readings I will be doing. Hope to see you there and don’t forget to visit Lummox Press to get you copy of my first book, In the Shadow of the Bomb! September 29th Coffee Cartel (Redondo Beach) 8 pm 1820 S Catalina Ave #102,…

DOING BUSINESS

“The begging and pleading Don’t mean nothing To me Ya gotta understand This is just business And business is good” The heavy slap of his fist Into a smart mouth Me getting change for a dollar The Old Man stuffing the junkie Into a dryer “Ya got my money now motherfucker?” …heard behind the closed…

THE AMERICAN SCHEME

Warehouse construction day labor wages Wished I’d paid more attention in school Maybe then My back wouldn’t hurt so much Hard to break bones And lose limbs Behind a desk Programing a Video game Or writing code For a spaceship Interstellar satellite …Dreams so far outta sight… As I pack a brown bag lunch Two…

NOT THEIR PROTEST

This isn’t your grandparent’s protests no spitting on soldiers no pictures of Zippo raids no rifles with flowers in the barrels this is the common unity of Americans the legs and backbone the keystone and foundation the defiant arch that has always made us great the new shining beacon for a way of life a…

REMINISCING

Photo albums Weathered, cracking Like old tombstones Forgotten markers of time passed Sometimes Around holidays Or maybe Spring Cleaning someone comes to visit And asks questions What was going on then? Look at the clothes Wonder what they were laughing about At best Someone might recognize The last photo In the casket ©workingclassproduction.com, 2015

ANTHONY

They have lived there for near twenty years She was a single mother She raised her kids on her own Like so many others here On this side of the river The workers have been there for about a week now New windows and carpets fresh paint There was an old beaten down couch And…