High Rise Love Part One

Spent some time living in shitty tower blocks and having re-read JG Ballards High Rise again recently and noticing the endless rise of towers around Stratford I thought I would chuck this up. Link for a nasty little power electronics accompaniment at the end of poem.

This Is High Rise Love, This is High Rise Love
The Lifts rarely work
When they do
You Paddle in Piss
Yet the Architects will tell you
in here communities exist
the stairwells are a haven
for junkies, whores and thieves
This is High Rise Love, This is High Rise Love
Stack em high
Build em cheap
The Property Developers mantra
This is High Rise Love, This is High Rise Love

 

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