Bleak City

Exhaust blackened dirty snow
Bleak City cold winter sting
Cars in ditches
Tire chains and rock salt
Doughnut shop at four am
Factory whistle blows at five
Hot coffee on the dashboard
Eyes on the road
Front wheel drive Cadillac
I’ll make it on time

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Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

— Adam Smith