Slum Clearance


Here,
I lived and slept and loved.
On this spot.
Where the purple flowers grow
Here I was born and grew up.
And learnt my English Grammar
At a school which is no more.
Here shall I die inside a monolith
Of concrete.

Here.
In a decade or two,
The grass will grow,
And purple weeds
Extol to heaven, with their roots
In my extremities.

© EGB

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