February 14, 2019 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Ben White




Unpaid Opportunity



It’s not a shutdown –

That’s just a negative perspective –

What the furlough

Of 400,000

Government employees

Really is

Is a chance to live

Like the president,

And sit in front

Of a television

Trying to differentiate

Entertainment channels

Between Nickelodeon

And Fox News –


The government employees

Just don’t get paid

For their executive time.






Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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1 Comment

  1. uiba February 14, at 19:33

    I'm seeking what poetry is all about through this simple voice of employees.


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