Labor Shortage – A Poem by D. L. Lang

Labor Shortage

Capitalism doesn’t care about us.
The working class       provides the labor

dispensable. It leaves us
starving, homeless,

Its hungry mouth devours.

Our neighbors in squalor,
their countries robbed, bombed,
so the rich can live in
glittery debauchery.

This system divides, subdivides
humanity until

we lay lonely,

Is there a labor shortage?
Or have workers realized
their value?

D.L. Lang is a contemporary American poet and spoken word artist. The author of over a dozen poetry books, Lang has been writing poetry for over 25 years. She has performed her poetry on stage hundreds of times at protest rallies, county fairs, literary festivals, open mics, poetry circles, bookstores, libraries, and live radio broadcasts. 

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