Philip Schultz


Philip Schultz Poems

1. Grandma Climbs 7/14/2015
2. The Silence 1/20/2003
3. Afterwards 2/7/2015
4. Greed 3/10/2015

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Greed

My ocean town struggles
to pick up leaves,
offer summer school,
and keep our library open.
Every day now
more men stand
at the railroad station,
waiting to be chosen for work.
Because it's thought
the Hispanics will work for less
they get picked first,
while the whites and blacks
avoid the terror
in one another's eyes.
Our handyman, Santos,
who expects only
what his hands earn,
is proud of   his half acre in Guatemala,
where he plans to retire.
His desire to proceed with dignity
is admirable, but he knows
that now no one ...

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