Brick stone mortar concrete steel and cement
It doesn’t change as the people swarm within and amongst
the rubble assembled in sensible patterns of occupation
The stones stay the same as people live pay rent earn minimum wage and struggle
No place for the handicapped or the mentally ill or the homeless
No place for the poor but place for ripped off traveller who discover
The bite of beyond the pocket
Cars and drivers – cars and drivers, always on the move or not
The unseen rich own what they want and sell what they care to, or not.
Tough neighbourhood if you can’t afford an Oyster card
Nowhere to go and nowhere to stay.
Copyright B E Saunders 2016