employability

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dark rivers with dark waters
of sweat and turmoil —

the working-class in matching
tie-sets and cufflinks,
consuming the last of the day
on a star-bereft-twilight.

the venus doesn’t rise
in the absence of
a sun-clad, formal
code of conduct.

they carry the stupor-filled
yesterdays, for a soot-layered
enslavement,

to corporate
culture and ctc-callous
calculations (< minimum-wage).

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© Anmol Arora 2018

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16 thoughts on “employability

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A clever and touching rant regarding the fate of so many–a touch of the leaden-eyed here. I cringe when I see the job polls, knowing how so many are minimum wage positions.

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  2. sanaarizvi says:

    One word. Wow! ❤ Love the use of luscious imagery especially; “tie-sets and cufflinks,
    consuming the last of the day on a star-bereft-twilight”… surviving on minimum wage is nearly impossible 😮

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  3. I feel those working class sweat and turmoil. Unless you got a good position and contract, you get the minimum wage with hardly any benefits – modern enslavement.

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  4. mhmp77 says:

    kaykuala

    for a soot-layered
    enslavement,

    to corporate
    culture

    How appropriately described HA, of modern day work ethics as imposed by the greed of entrepreneurship to the unfairness towards the downtrodden. In fact there is still a lot of contempt for those unskilled kept alive by a minimum wage structure.

    Hank

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