under the vinyl siding, the cedar,. they find desirable materials. under working class exteriors. potential value from a long-ago heyday. now in the hands of fancy-trim slum lords: career gentrifiers buying up neighbourhoods. gutting dust held together by mould. homes commodified, bought and sold.
listen to this! let's call it what it is: gentrification, racist displacement. waves of one-at-a-time evictions, symptoms of a capitalist system. can't pretend to speak for people pushed out. kept my head down, was racist myself. selective community isn't enough when it's other white students, artists, and punks.
everyone's blaming someone for this and none of us are getting any richer but we're here and we said "I love the north end" and all they heard was "$$$$$$$."
build warship propaganda campaign to boost rent hikes and owners gains. now this process has caught up to me, eviction inevitability. reminiscing can't bring vacant lots, scrappy gardens, abandoned space. harbour views for those who pay not the dream cake dwellers, we don't stay.