Fairy Rings by Hannah Chutzpah

Fairy Rings 

Gentrification is a game

We have to play

But cannot win.

We move in mushroom fairy rings:

 

The unsafe neighbourhood becomes

The OK neighbourhood        becomes

The cool neighbourhood becomes

Unaffordable.

 

We spores settle where we can

Move when we’re starved out.

We know we change each place

But we cannot change the pattern.

 

We have to play

But cannot win.

We move in mushroom fairy rings.

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Hannah Chutzpah is a performance poet, Edinburgh Fringe veteran, intersectional activist type and smartass. She has been described as ‘fine’ by three therapists, as ‘of good character’ by a high court judge, and as a ‘potential maggot-thrower’ by the Metropolitan police. Her book ‘Permeable’ is published by Burning Eye Books. Follow Hannah on Twitter @Hannah_Chutzpah and on Instagram hannah_chutzpah

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