I Live Here

Photographs by Francesco Anselmi, Video by Francesca Pagani

“Our homeless population
Scattered like roaches when the lights came on
From the rug we swept them under
Thinking that for one night they might forget
That it’s cold outside in The D’
The only city with as many churches as liquor stores
As many priests as whores
As many beauty supplies per block
Promising afro-sheen* dreams
And synthetic locks
As there are pregnant teens on my block

William T. Langford IV