Sweat and Toil

a poem about migrant workers

Photo by Greta Hoffman on Pexels

These boots and hands toots working
in new places to pay my daily dues
loving family waiting anxiously away
for my return every day.

Hopping from one farm to another
leaving before first light cleaving
I plant and pluck crops for a buck
from dawn…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jason Edmunds

Jason Edmunds


Cook, coach, science & social science teacher, and poet. I enjoy the simple and, sometimes, the not so simple things in life.