Urban Renewal

by sara t.

Steam rising off asphalt

Hose down the garbage trucks

Briny smell of nearby ocean

Luxury liner docks at this edge

Bike shops, vintage shops, after hour bar shops

Mom and pop diner and new big box store

Renewal in an old city

Awnings and lofts

Replace dime bags and needles

Bottle this moment 

And sell as is

A home brewed beer

A glint of bubbles

But not champagne

Then this place would be

Designer shops, 5 star shops, hotel boutique shops

 Un-affordable, cold,

In a fancy glass


No fingerprints