Urban Renewal

An iron fist
swung

and crushed
its skull,

while below
a big yellow jaw

bit chunks
from its guts

and spit them
into a truck.

Its brothers and
sisters

stood across
the street,

trembling, and I
heard the street moan

as the house
let out a shriek,

twisted and fell.

(originally published in Common Ground, summer, 1975)

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About gwpj

Originally from Seattle, I now live in Sapporo, Japan, where I write, explore this city, read widely, and ask questions about things that i see as important. I'm also an author, with three novels published ("The Old Man and The Monkey", "Grandfather and The Raven", and "Bear: a story about a boy and his unusual dog"). For more information about my writing, drop by my website, at www.geogepolleyauthor.com.
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