And the Poets Down Here...
by Shari Robinson

Dusty splintered skeletal remains lie above the ground
leaving in view a consumed carcass.
A lifeless structure left behind forgotten by many
of its former distant past dwellers.

Decaying boardwalks...
Carnival music silenced...
The pier lights burned out...

Fate cast out the downfall on this historic site.
Angels have lost their desire for this
Seaside Ghost Town
Trying to Rise Again..

Redevelopment will offer million dollar condos.
A new kingdom will arise on the ocean front
with spectacular views.

As long as you dont look back on the west side of the tracks
at  all the sorrow, misfortune and blight .