reality bites

I once saw
a black-and-red
drawing
of a young man
supposed to be a Commie
I guess
or maybe an Anarchist
with his fist in the air
it was real heroic
and inspiring
but the pathos
of revolutionary fervor
doesn't count for much
when they make you sweat
40 hrs. a week
and the boss's wife
won't even give you
a blowjob.