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Oakland

September 22, 2011

Taking BART through Oakland
feels like
The Great Gatsby.

What with all of the
grey
dull
run-down
buildings.

If you want to know
what hope
looks like,
don’t
take the train
through Oakland.

But there is some appeal
to this
wasteland.

Suburban little Pleasanton lacks
the desperation
which keeps a community alive.

High salaries
strong sedatives
and fat cops
make sure that
regardless of stress levels
Pleasanton will never have
the vitality
of Oakland.

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