main st condos brendan fitterer-Times

False faces

Propped up store fronts

Shadow goods piled high behind

Shiny windows welcoming shoppers

Elephantine condos blocking the river view

Try to enter but what is this?

No one home

Abandoned before it began

No backs for buildings

Merely wooden slats

Holding up the façade

Of higher property taxes

For the already working poor…


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(Image: Brendan Fitterer, Times – abandoned construction Main Street)