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Poetry: Oaklandish

30 September 2016 at 01:26 | 2479 views

Oaklandish

By Fayia Sellu, Berkeley, California, USA.

Prognosis:
Like Brooklyn, Oakland will survive
And thrive
Post-gentrification
From the well-quenched
Lake Merritt
To the pueblos of San Pablo
Via the hovering ghost of
Fruitvale reborn
Aphorism:
Like Manhattan’s bastard
Cousin over the bridge
San Francisco, send us
Your wretched
We’ll teach them
Oaklandish.

Fayia Sellu, August 2014.

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