Friday, August 30, 2013


There's the labor of baby deliveries;
The heavy labor on seaport docks
(Softer in science laboratories,
Harder, time and labor, where convicts pound rocks);

The "Long Labor Day Weekend" when you can't
Quite decide if it's the season's final getaway,
Or last chance at Summer's work, that's meant...
Ant or Grasshopper? Well, either way,

On the day that follows Labor Day,
I'm delivering a labor of love, the erst-
While "Edinburgh Fest, Parta Due"--
Read it and (I hope) hear it here first.