Poetry Break

from “Gentrification”

by Junious ‘Jay’ Ward

from Button Poetry
picture a house, single-story 3 adults 2 children, 700 square feet shotgun style meaning if you open the front door in the back door a bullet would go right through the house without touching anything except here the bullet is a minimum-wage paycheck the bullet says to the shotgun they laid off and I’m already fired the shotgun says to the Baker yeah that’s the money shot the banker says to the investor don’t fail me now I got rent baby the investor says the City Council don’t fail me now I got rent baby the baby says wahwahwah bitch I’m a baby but here’s the point the baby plays with blocks too they all play with blocks the gentrified block that can't Milly Rock

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