“Chocolate Fix” and “Two Dollars a Day”

By Lizz Murphy

By Lizz Murphy.

 

CHOCOLATE FIX

I am a slave to the cocoa bean
So too the children who harvest it

Child Cocoa Bean chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO DOLLARS A DAY

He flashes photos
young black women
the wealth they carry on
their two-dollar-a-day fingers
The gold mine manager titters
Of course   they are clueless

gold mine child girl labour

 

 

 

 

Lizz Murphy is an Irish-Australian poet who has published twelve books including seven poetry titles. She lives in Binalong NSW.

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