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Craig Sullender was born in Texas, schooled in Singapore, hitchhiked across Malaysia, motorcycled through the Golden Triangle, and recuperated in a Thai hospital. His poetry has appeared in literary journals, weddings, and funerals. He designed and edited the book Helga by Richard Lance Williams.
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Reflecting on three monumental works of modernism—James Joyce’s Ulysses, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, and Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus—a hundred years on.
Both regulators and employers have embraced new technologies for on-the-job monitoring, turning a blind eye to unjust working conditions.
But I do miss the hymns, / the small, hard apples with their dimpled skin. I do miss / things.