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there goes the neighborhood.

January 31, 2011

“you could burn down this town
if they made matches from fear,
but you’re no worse off than
anybody else.”

that is lori mckenna singing.

most everybody in this town is not afraid of the violence,
they are scared they won’t be able to put food on the table if the tourists quit coming.
which is why the city should have taken better steps to ensure safety to begin with.

but the flip of that coin is
there are muggings & gang violence in the city i’m from in the states too-
just that rich foreigners don’t generally
go strolling into impoverished districts
decked out in new duty-free jewelry & expensive electronics
to look at the charming architecture.

also cruise ships would never stop there to begin with,
even if they could make their way up the schuylkill river.


One Comment leave one →
  1. marmy permalink
    January 31, 2011 12:04

    this font is too small. i changed my mind. it is difficult to read. and…. WE want to be able to read every word!!!

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