a poem by Joshua Brown
Shitty garbage everywhere
Painted concrete blocks
Vital booty shorted girls
Dogs. Dogs. Dogs.
Bicycle flitting here there
Brake lights flash on
Naked stares unframed
Gated flowers; gated church
They don't know what my life was like
Walking in man-made walls everyday
Shitting in porcelain thrones.
Existential vagueness in the citadel.
Speaking louder with clothes than evolution.
I observe in silence unaware of the dusty gentrified corner's population and their story.
It doesn't matter.
Someone else made this shitty intersection.
We're all just gravity astronauts.
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