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A brave dog will teach you to swim
and Jim will fix your furnace.
Song will wake the spiders
you have hidden in your sleep.
Your arms, lovers, long at the wrist
will wrestle with a hubcap.
Change dropped from another’s suit
will glisten if you keep it.
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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.
The vast hinterlands of the Global South’s cities are generating new solidarities and ideas of what counts as a life worth living.