Monday, September 1, 2014

A Labor of Love

On this mandated day off
Rev. William J. Barber
head of the North Carolina NAACP

preached in front
of dozens of workers
in downtown Greensboro

that "mountains are climbable
valleys are crossable
problems are solvable
ways are makeable
ressurection is possible
sickness is curable
trouble is overcome-able"

and "when we all
when we all

get together

what a day
what a day
what a day

of rejoicing
it would be."

We have our work
cut out for us.

This poem © 2014 Emily Cooper.