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Ring-road. twilight. fast-food.
something saved from history.
(part ii)

imaginitive cities of harmony. who are the
people whose lives are here. pedestrianisation.
gentrification. cycleways. grafitti art. litter on the streets.
CCTV but whose watching me. which one of
us this city for? we inherit everything, change
nothing. everyone of us a squatter. who
remembers the shape of the land beneath these
streets? who knows the shapes beneath their
feet? frustration and anxiety are the biggest
fashions, but we're in denial. as I weed my
allotment, revealing the earth, sift & grind till
its good again for growing; so too these
buildings, tied up in knots, will crumble and
fall.