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14th st. and 7th ave

The Neighborhood walk

The teacher told me to go around 14th st. and 7th ave. like a king tells a servant to see what is giong on in the world.I saw: Bare trees with pigeons as if fleash decided to leave the skeleton and leave behind flying parasites,a tangled NYSC flag fluttering in the wind,a bus that seems empty with the #M1044. I also saw the 8th graders calling out my name,I didn't dare write that down until they had left.It was embarrasing!I also saw ads with grafitti all over the place. There also was a StarBucks' store with dim lights as if it was closing time or they didn't pay the electric bill.

The story was posted on 2004-03-26