one worker laid off in America

before i’m asked to leave
now obsolete
i tilt my head back and see –

above in steel it
is ws g90 cs/b
it’s granular black and upside down,
it means nothing to me, this me
of a head thrown back
headache pinching one side
body thrown aside

florescent lighting ripples metal
and i start to see patterns
numbers letters – squares.
i notice the ws repeat
i see the secret messages and the meaning
is pinching my brain
stiffening my neck
but i don’t look away cause
my country relies on my ability
to dicepher the code –

yes
WS… SOFTILE CS TYPE B
MADE IN USA
O3G 132
yes! the walls fall to the side
i’m yelling to everyone
i feel their arms around me, binding tight.

“made in the USA, made in the USA, made in the USA, made in the USA, made in the USA,

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