Summer Job 1966

Hines
Lewis Hine, Lunch Time, New York, 1910

 

Sometimes we skipped lunch,

working right through to leave early.

Other days we sat out on

the fire escape eating

cheese sandwiches

or fried chicken livers from

home, the brown paper bags

greasy or damp from pickles.

Afterwards we sang all the

verses of “La Bamba” and practiced

smoking.