Property Development In South America
by J. Tarwood

    Among homes like crushed beetles,
    We talk of land and money.
    There's always a water problem
    Where campesinos cluster.
    Good people, rich people,
    Don't live here yet.
    Once they do, values will rise,
    And we had better lock our doors.

    I look at eucalyptuses
    Keeping our dirt
    In its place.
    They'll have to be axed
    Before big houses come.
    They block the view
    Of all the little houses below.

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