Dopeness : These Streets, Abandoned

It’s time for some more Dopeness.  This time we’re featuring Freeman Word who speaks deep and oozes urban heat on this piece, These Streets, Abandoned.

These Streets, Abandoned is part condemnation, part vindication. I both suspect and experience a great deal of criticism for St. Louis as a failed city, since it is both a great source of crime as a discarded city and a major urban cultural center as America’s geographic historic heartland. The poem is an ode to all of its failures and success, to its beauty and reckless abandon — the sadness of its glory and the triumph of its misery. With particular attention to the many many many abandoned buildings you will find anywhere within, a nod to some of the causes and effects thereof, and ultimately an acceptance of its intrinsic royalty.” – Freeman Word


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