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Apartment to Let

©Shers Gallagher 2016

Who lives in places of squalor once made popular by Bohemians and beat poets?Now I only think of druggies and prostitutes, as well as Sherlock Holmes.The character of Holmes liked living in the midst of his personal hobby, solving crimes like chess games: no passion just strategy and reason.Criminals are the black knaves and sometimes bishops, I think.The royals end the game.The victims, too many victims, are always dispensable game pieces.I thought of this, not of Sherlock and dark horses,but of pawnsas I flew over the sprawling yet uniformed housesthat line up in rows and cul-de-sac formations.There are too many to count and too many to careto be individual anymore. Yet sometimes there is hope,just a little hope among the railings and rafters.

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