Smog


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Above the factory was a smog that

I came to revere one day while

Laboring at the conveyor line,

Where we would stare up and see it

Through the window taunting us.

It was break-time and Ben was

Coughing beside me at the air,

The polluted air we helped create.

I exalted the smog like a true modern

Man ought to do, and loved it too.

I enjoyed it when I walked to my car

Afterward and kept my eyes planted

On its face as I drove away to see

My children and my wife at home.

I slept in bed and turned to her and

Saw the smog again in her face,

In the faces of my children,

In the face of my wife.

I saw the smog and loved it.

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