ONE STOREY IS NOT A FRANCHISE
AUSTIN 1992 HAD FEW HIGHRISE
No building could rise higher than our Capitol
and all eyes needed to see that symbol of democracy from all sides
AUSTIN FEBRUARY 2017 is all highrise/science fiction skyline
It could be Dallas ,Houston,mini-New York.City gridlock/cluster lots.
WE WERE INDIVIDUALS with single stories/small businesses/slow as Sundays
Now in NOSTALGIA section of our anorexic daily paper.
MANY STORIES impinge /to add to the ones we sing
Austin has become the dream of a million citizens
WE are learning languages/documentation/harassment/raids and ICE
How many more stories dare we share publically?History repeats.Our singing streets are filled with police.