Michael Philips

Adios Suburbs, Hola Suburbs - Poem by Michael Philips

The suburb of white bread is dead.
It sits lonely in the dusty trophy case
We pass it by and never read the tarnished plaque.
with its faded Leave It To Beaver graffiti,
as our blocks are now spiced
with Sikhs, Serbs, and Salvadorans.
Oh, the old chemical lawns
and dismal architecture are still here.
But so is Beef Biriani, mafé, and
the smells of continents.

Comments about Adios Suburbs, Hola Suburbs by Michael Philips

  • Rookie - 6 Points Chuck Audette (11/8/2007 10:31:00 AM)

    A diet of white bread was never very healthy for the soul, anyway. -chuck (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (7/6/2007 6:51:00 AM)

    Adios ennui - hola Miguelito! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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