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Reticent she returns to the streets
Where she once floated above in hospital sheets
Hands on the walls where small handprints still weigh
With the burden of crimson indelible paints
Where are the hands that once fit these young prints?
What have they grabbed at ever since?

Nights used to be dangerous here
But now the mornings have exceeded her deepest fears
Because that's when the concrete creeps in
And perpetrates with more than the greatest sins
And weighs down on what used to be known as the neighborhood

Deliberate, slow, destructive defeat
As new corners consolidate the neighborhood streets
Where are the ones she stepped with right here?
Below the bar, now a bank clad with anonymous steel
Where are the sounds of the children once heard?
Replaced with new parking and yellowed-out curbs

Now she can only afford to return
For a doctor, an in-law, or a day in the sun
Some still cling, if the building still stands
Some sing liberation from felonious hands
But most will get lost in the peripheral sprawl
Where new handprints signify on old concrete walls

Florescent excuses for light
Steal all the shadows from the night
From the night
Parody or progress?
You just want to tear it down
As you're standing right in the middle of the wrong side of town

Florescent excuses for light
Steal all the shadows from the night
From the night
Parody or progress?
You just want to tear it down
As you're standing right in the middle of the wrong side of town


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    General CommentReticent she returns to the streets
    Where she once floated above in hospital sheets
    Hands on the walls where small handprints still weigh
    With the burden of crimson indelible paints
    Where are the hands that once fit these young prints?
    What have they grabbed at ever since?

    Nights used to be dangerous here
    But now the mornings have exceeded her deepest fears
    Because that's when the concrete creeps in
    And perpetrates with more than the greatest sins
    And weighs down on what used to be known as the neighborhood

    Deliberate, slow, destructive defeat
    As new corners consolidate the neighborhood streets
    Where are the ones she stepped with right here
    Below the bar, now a bank clad with anonymous steel?
    Where are the sounds of the children once heard?
    Replaced with new parking and yellowed-out curbs

    Now she can only afford to return
    For a doctor, an in-law, or a day in the sun
    Some still cling, if the building still stands
    Some sing liberation from felonious hands
    But most will get lost in the peripheral sprawl
    Where new handprints signify on old concrete walls

    Florescent excuses for light
    Steal all the shadows from the night
    From the night
    Parody or progress?
    You just want to tear it down
    As you're standing right in the middle of the wrong side of town

    Florescent excuses for light
    Steal all the shadows from the night
    From the night
    Parody or progress?
    You just want to tear it down
    As you're standing right in the middle of the wrong side of town
    Acticiumon February 05, 2015   Link

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