I mean what can you expect.
I got dropped off in West Virginia
in June 2011
with seventeen moving boxes
and no friend in sight?
I'm lucky I made it out alive.
This was the house across the street:
Berkeley Springs WV neighbor, 2011 -
Photo by Kay Ebeling
They're renting slums.
So the only way left for them to profit is to rob poor people, committing fraud and unfair business practices.
As a result slumlords have free reign over
poor people who rent from them.
When I moved last June,
there was no legal reason
for my landlady to keep
my $800 deposit,
so she just made up a reason, and kept it.
to stay in business.
(Would you believe this post was once
a 12-hundred word long essay
that I worked on for days,
but it really does not even
so I cut it down to
so I can just get on to writing
the next post.
Then the darn template
kept cutting off the ends of lines
so I had to format it like a poem