Poem – No Dead Zone

NO DEAD ZONE

WHY do people who don’t live here always call downtown east side
(or particular parts of it) a “dead Zone”?????!!!
just like that psycho norwegian who mass
mass murdered last week –
these people fail to see ALL
people as just that –
people
with fears, dreams like dislikes
very much the same as – yes –
the same as developers.

so don’t label/libel us into your racist stewpot
walk around hood a little (EVEN at nuit!!!)
and dare to interact with real people
instead of just abstractions you obviously have
of this hood – and then – maybe, just maybe
you will come to see all people as
the realities they ARE ……

john alan douglas, dtes poet
july 2011

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