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On Love And Gentrification

The Chicago river isn't beautiful but outdoor balconies are. People will give everything for river views.
Real estate investors call this "potential", a euphemism for making money; Green like nature.
"Potential" where others see industrial waste; Much like finding a spouse.


I could call you beautiful for wrong reasons  
as in calling an outdoor balcony beautiful,  
but the stench would still linger  
and you'd hear it all the time.  

There are only so many ways I can express it  
before it becomes used up,  
there are only so many ways you can hear it  
before it becomes expected  

like "cute" or "nice".
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Written by mbass33 (matthew bass)
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