Grumbling stomach in a 2020 Honda Passport
Educated Case kids driving Porsche’s
Navigating Cedar-Fairmount to the gym
There on Lorain, passing the
Repository Project owned by Cleveland Clinic
Idolized facades of non-profits slowly grasping
Florist shop on 83rd with beat-up windows
Isolated on 73rd and Cedar: Pernel Jones and Sons Funeral Home welcoming the following:
Cars posted on 55th and Cedar at the auto shop, trunks open, understudy of a probable drug-front
Abandoned food market on 48th and Cedar, expired and spent crackheads loop
The faithful Baptist churches on 38thand Cedar, welcoming the oppressed
Into 20thand Lorain, a mom and son squinting from the sun, a commonality we share and he grabs Momma’s hand
Overlooking the West Side Market and Ohio City,
Narrating the old this used to be and then they moved in.
I like to write; point blank. This is a little piece of me that I get to share with the rest of the world, and hey, you know, maybe you'll appreciate it, maybe it'll do nothing for you. But my writing exists, and that's enough for me.
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