Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Taking over public parks

I guess the APD can flex it's muscle.

Every year the Police Athletic League takes over the main park.
Not for a night,
or a week,
or even a month.

At 5:30 it's all blocked off,
except for one road through the park.

Huge billboard light displays go up,
power cords slither across the grass,
waiting to be covered by the snow.

Then they come.
From distant suburbs,
making the yearly trek to the 'inner city'.

"Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes"

At $15 a car,
they lineup in double file,
eager to slowly drive past the tackiness
and blatant overcommercialization of the season.

"It's for a good cause"

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