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November 27, 2023
"Mes de los Muertos"

A Labor of Love

By Frederick Foote

A Labor of Love

The coronavirus loves some more than others
millions of immigrant laborers worldwide
unemployed, unpaid, ill-housed, overcrowded
denied access to medical and public care and
policed to silence, condemned by politicians
a scapegoated, pool ripe for a virus lovefest
that will leap beyond the shabby, shaded corners
to embrace those in the palaces and government halls
and labor's love is not lost but found again and again

Article © Frederick Foote. All rights reserved.
Published on 2020-07-20
Image(s) are public domain.
3 Reader Comments
11:49:31 PM
Powerfully expressed, Fred. You are prolific as usual. Kakwasi
01:20:02 PM
Love is compassionate. While we don't want the finale of death, sometimes it the most healing event in our lives. Those who have died during this crisis have not lost thier lives in vain.
04:22:38 PM
Reminds me a bit of the theme of "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe. Indeed, the plague reaches both the poor and the rich.
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