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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Poem 30

Downtown
Gentrification
And "a safe place to visit"
We're the suggested phrases for this poem

They bilked this city

Standing in the overwhelming gray of a Chicago downtown
In those few remaining crevices populated by pawn shops and blues bars
They talk about excellent school systems and the damn bicycles
It's all become gentrified economics
It's all become a matter of hiding the bodies and complaining about the potholes
And we still close our eyes to the homeless shadows
The winos and freaks and children on the fringes
They're aren't on the news anymore
And the commuters come and go
Nodding and smiling and catching the train
And they all agree tat it's fine to work there
It's a safe place to visit
But there's too much of
We'll to much of that atmosphere that lowers property values
And you wouldn't want to live there.

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