Picture of desolation, this old warehouse, industrial park worksite
Long ago, non-functional rafter lights, graffiti bombed walls.
It’s not jobs, but housing that’s scarce.
King-sized viable squat, begging for occupancy.
Most people see a hollow
Husk fit for demolition—
I see someplace
Dee Allen is an African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California U.S.A. Active on the creative writing & Spoken Word tips since the early 1990s, he is author of 5 books [ Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater and Skeletal Black (POOR Press publications), and , Elohi Unitsi (Conviction 2 Change Publishing). 36 anthology appearances under his figurative belt so far.