Train Passing By – May 20, 2015

Vacant eyes next to new glass
Windows placed randomly in some of their sockets
What makes a building a home or a shell?
People live here, you know.
Sitting on benches and waiting for buses
Trains passing by but not stopping
Bricks with boarded-up windows
Half-eaten plywood and bright summer sun
No stores nearby
People live here, you know.
In a place where expectations
meet lack of opportunity,
people live, and breathe, and try.

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