Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Poem: Gentrification

Pepe looked
Across the street
And noticed
Something good
Happening in the neighborhood
“Look across the street,”
He screamed out to Carmen,
“The building is being fixed-up
Maybe now they will fix-up
The
Whole neighborhood.”
“¡Que chevere!”
Said Carmen to Pepe.
It was
The beginning of something
Called gentrification
Moving in
Next door to all the next doors
Of the neighborhood
Leaving no trace of its obvious presence.
Pepe and Carmen
Are now
Very
unhappily
Residing
Somewhere

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