--Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)，羅浩原 譯
Behind the Scenes
When I see a President, a Vice President, a Secretary of State on sparkling tile,
beside noble columns of white,
I think to myself: “Somebody got there early,
and swept, and scrubbed; somebody dusted.”
Before the President came,
somebody buffed his shoes.
The not too-stiffened white of his shirt
was not achieved by his own agility.
At the invisible controls: some little
Weak-kneed, stricken, or powerful woman or man.
Gwendolyn Brooks, In Montgomery and Other Poems, Chicago: Third World Press, 2003, p.30.