Wage Earner

Written by: Vincent Procopio

Helpless puppet
Dancing on a string
Make me dance
Make me sing

I must bow deeply
So I can eat
Yes sir, okay!
May I clean your feet?

You pass your exams
You earn your degree
I’m your favorite flunky!
Pass judgement on me!

The employee consultation
Is your bone-cracking mallet
Why, I’m just a canvas
Or a color on your palette!

Your family gobbles steak
Plenty for all!
Hey, you’re rich and sassy!
Take the kids to the mall!

Your offspring are uplifted
They grow up safe and sound
Very soon one day
They’ll boss my kids around!

Bossus, you are strong
You do what you must
But playing your advantage
Doesn’t make you just!