Photography © Glenn Bowie


The Bipartisan Wrench Against the Rail Workers

The “friend of labor” party and the “populist” right wing
have shoved and shackled the rail workers.

But we see the fear these marionettes of the bosses
front in the face

of workers who actually observe
each other’s picket lines.

How mere thousands could slow
the robber barons’ roller coaster

to a dead stop.


Tom Daley’s chapbook, Far Cry, was published in 2022 by Ethel Zine & Micro Press. He leads writing workshops in the Boston area and online for poets and writers working in creative prose.

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters.