Art & Life

Student poetry: “downtown”


ah, this simpering galère,

architects of the bicycle belt

they stand like statues

stretched, touching earth

but not in heroin’s grasp

instead in green energy’s

they talk of zymurgy

surrounded by beards

they do not reek of death

surrounded by garbage

ah, this coterie of cleansers

this galère of gentrifiers

these under-the-rug sweepers

of a sad, sunken society

Image courtesy of AJ Taylor