POEM: Architect with an Ego

… dedicated to someone I once knew …

 
Had a “mate” once who said 35-

grand

wasn’t enough for all the work

he did

 

now he’s all nicely set up with his girlfriend some-

where in Essex “LIVING

THE DREAM”

 

designing open-

plan

kitchens / proposing full-block re-

generations

all from behind the comfort

of his computer

screen.

It worries me how far his ambition

will go

when he was always obsessed

with money / looking for newer / better

places

to live;

 

he does nothing but contribute to the GENTRIFICATION

of towns (like ours around

here)

 

and nobody I know can afford

the rent on these “LUXURY MILL-

CONVERTED

FLATS”

 

except yuppies like him.

 

vmsaltaire

Victoria Mills, Saltaire (not his, but a perfect example)

 

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