when you wake up this morning they have already abolished unions

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I’m thrilled to share this recently published poetry from one of my oldest friends.  We’ve been through a lot of our social, political and economic intellectual growth together over the last 20+ years.  Here is an excerpt, read the rest in the Grey Sparrow Journal and see her bio after the jump.

when you wake up this morning they have already abolished unions

then

the earth

lifts

and lays her head back down slightly to the left

soon

the sea

sings across that island

pressing our hopes between backup plans

their promises melting down below deck

Finish reading the poem at Grey Sparrow Journal.

Laurel Albina is a Canadian born Palestinian-American writer and organizer. She is a 2011 Hedgebrook Alumnae and a five-year student of Bent Writing Institute in Seattle, WA. Laurel is scheduled to have her poetry published in Prairie Fire Magazine in 2012. She is employed as a union negotiator and lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and four-year old daughter.

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