A Swede Strategy
by Rachel Hoyt
image by Mantas Ruzveltas via freedigitalphotos.net
Removing park benches is just so last year,
Demanding proof of need makes some live in fear,
But creating a commercial need for their spots?
Some crazy Swede thinks it's a win for both lots.
They hope to convince the hostel loving crowd,
That they aren't really living their lives out loud -
Abandoned warehouses and sports stadiums,
Are the place to stay if one's dreading doldrums.
Bravo Swede Shack Pimp, you ground grabber you -
Now everything costs the way it's supposed to,
No sacred spot's safe from capitalist goons,
Taking while teaching we savage buffoons.
© 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
I don't believe there's a cure for homelessness
but the Swedes seem to think they've figured out this mess.
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