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I remember best coming out of that factory into the
none of us saying much
glad to get out
but needing the job
—getting into our old cars
one could hear the grinding of the starters
the sudden roar and explosions as
the worn engines fired up once more
—as we backed wearily
out of the parking lot
to pull away
leaving the factory back there
—each of us to a different place
—some to a wife and children
—others to empty rented rooms or to
small crowded apartments:
as for me
I never knew if my woman would be there or
or how drunk she would be
if she was home
—but for each of us
the factory waited back there
our timecards punched and neatly

for me somehow
the best time was that moment
driving from the factory to where I lived
stopping at the signals
looking at the crowds
between a place I didn’t want to be
and a place I didn’t want to go
—I was caught between my two unhappy lives
but so were most of the others there
not only from that warehouse
in that city
but in the world
we had no chance
yet still we all managed to continue and

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