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Work Song

ELECTRICIAN

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Let me send your home some fine hot volts! milli-volt, killi-volt, silly-ohm; Like a spider, I string my web fiber optics, milli-volt, killy-watt, frilly-amp; Entangled in my mire of coppery wire milli-killi-thrilli-volts . . . My lightning quick digital powers O’ohms, o-watts, o-flip-flops; Switching you on, then switching you off . . . O-O-O-ohms . […]

 

PRINTER

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The history you made was recorded by hand bold face type in a bold face land; The order and decrees, depended on me, bold face type with a bold face hand; Your secret deals (laughs to self) I got to see bold face, new face — what’s his face? I’ve set far off dreams in […]

 

MECHANIC

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(This worker moves about quickly as though tending or adjusting a giant machine) We can move anything anywhere! (pauses) I must make an adjustment, we’re two thousandths out! Conveyor belt, escalator motionless bodies . . . in motion Adjusting, re-facing, when you’re two thousandths out! Speed is the name and gears are my game — […]

 

WOOD WORKER

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(Moves and chants lines to the rhythm of hand sawing a piece of wood) A million wood chips have I sent through this blade, sawing, re-sawing, see —- sawing; I wear a calky garment of sawdust, sawing, re-sawing, see—-sawing; The grain is a familiar friend to my touch, sawing, re-sawing, see—-sawing; My blade is fine […]