Private prayers

Oh,
grant me this
you Lords of the treasury, when
looking down on this wretch
while you think up
more treachery.

Give me a reason to work every day
give me the reason for minimum pay
give me a break
you don’t have to take what I sweat
blood and tears for
you don’t have to make my life
so bloody hard.

© 2015, John Smallshaw.

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