Monday, March 21, 2016


                    Small houses in our neighborhood are razed,
                    The rubble hauled away, the plots made flat
                    And shortly afterwards we’re all amazed
                    At the erection of a habitat
                    Fit for nobility or a tycoon:
                    Our neighborhood is being mansionized
                    And it’s predictable that very soon
                    The whole community will be up-sized.
                    And then, no doubt, a gated wall will keep
                    The riff-raff out, so ponds and lakes
                    Once public then are but a distant peep,
                    A property preserved for moguls’ sakes.
                        Instead of being invaded by rude hordes,
                        We’ll be supplanted by these upstart lords.