THE BIG CLOG
Yes, yes, we generate money and jobs.
Oh boy. Your Daddy may have worked
for us, once. If you remember, as a small
boy, when he went off in the mornings to
work - that was probably us. The DeSoto
in the driveway, the Motorola in the den.
Did your Daddy have a wife, and you a
mother then? Why, yes, and that was us
too. The garden and the workshop. Little
sister's dancing school, Remember? It
was us who put the M in the M&M's,
us who made filters for that Kodak
lens. Big-time business, back then.
Now it's all ephemeral stuff, but still
it works : but we've got nothing left
here, just the welfare rooms and the
family assistance stamps, and those
we do out of guilt. America, the
Beautiful; that left on the last