Poem Beginning with a Line from an Abandoned Translation – by Robert West

 

Le travail mène à la richesse – Apollinaire

 

“The way to wealth is through hard work”?
That’s hard to say without a smirk.
Work does bring wealth, but here’s the hitch:
it’s not the workers getting rich.

 

 

 

 

Robert’s poems have recently appeared in Algebra of Owls, Alabama Literary Review, The Gravity of the Thing, Light, Lighten Up Online, Snakeskin, and Still: The Journal. Co-editor of Succinct: The Broadstone Anthology of Short Poems (Broadstone Books, 2013), he teaches at Mississippi State University.

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