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Poetry on the Picketline An Injury To One by Jordan Roberto

They said “Left Unity” and I thought
“that would be a good idea.”
A fear now proved well founded.
We hang together or hang separately.
Still, better red than dead, it would appear.

Trade union democracy sometimes leads to a little tension.

Poetry on the Picket Line is a squad of like-minded poets putting themselves about to read their work on picket lines, in the spirit of solidarity.

Invitations to rallies etc welcome, contact

The new Poetry on the Picket Line anthology is available at



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