The Street

Then.
Front doors stand open
As neighbours pull out their chairs
To sit in the night air
Gossiping with passers-by
The street is vibrant.

Now.
Back doors stand open
As tenants gather round fires
To cook and catch up
Driven out by beds inside
The street is silent.

© Ju Gosling aka ju90


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