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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


by Jean Kemper

with indebtedness to Paul Krugman

 All over America
 roads are being broken up
 Teachers let go
 Street lights turned off
 Federal spending sliced,
 State and local governments
 curtailing services
 only the very rich,
who get  tax breaks
can do  without.

Wake Up!
You are on
an unlit
unpaved road
to nowhere.

A member of the East End (Long Island, NY) Poetry Workshop for over 15 years, Jean Kemper has had poetry published in a variety of journals including West Wind Review, MID American Poetry Review, Main Street Rag, Pudding, and Confrontation.