Junkie Corner and Gangster Avenue

gangster ave

Who’s hanging where

and why are they hanging here?

Are they sucking up the light?

Or just too noisy in the night?

Have the neighbors had enough

Are the gangs a tad too tough?

Do they scare you with their masks

and their everyday drug tasks?

Standing on a corner street

a clusterfuck of hopeless

listening to some grind beat

you just need to smoke, pop, toke this

there is no other option

but for crap minimum wage

Nothing there that stops them

And lucky to reach old age

© Kait King, 2015

17 thoughts on “Junkie Corner and Gangster Avenue

    • Hahaha! 🙂 Yes, it’s a big problem. And when the police do more or council put up more lights in the park or whatever they do to try and make it more open and safer, but all the drug dealers etc do, is just move on and find another place to do their deeds. The gang that has moved from park A to park B has not been diffused, just moved…the problem of the actual gang is not actually addressed. Suddenly this movable gang has absorbed more territory to trade or rule on as a gang. So unfortunately beautifying or CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) doesn’t solve the problem but actually may exacerbate it! Sorry for the rant – that’s the academic side coming out lol! 🙂

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