Down and Out in L.A.

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  1. Louis S. Bedrock   August 30, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    Calcutta comes to the U.S.

    Calcutta: two toilets connected by a sewer.
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Calcutta

    Seattle is just as bad or worse.
    And San Francisco is rapidly becoming another Skid Row.

    “From the blind gut Pitt to the East River of Fishes
    The Avenue cobbles a swath through the discolored air,
    A roadway of refuse from the teeming shores and ghettos,
    And the Caribbean Paradise, into the new ghetto and new paradise,
    This God-forsaken Avenue bearing the initial of Christ
    Through the haste and carelessness of the ages,
    The sea standing in heaps, which keeps on collapsing,
    Where the drowned suffer a C-change,
    And remain the common poor.”

    From “The Avenue Bearing the Initials of Christ into the New World” by Galway Kinnel

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