Click here for a brief interview with PJ Harvey on the inspiration for the song and album.Here’s the Hope Six Demolition Projectstretching down to Benning Roada well-known pathway of death,(at least, that’s what I’m told).Here’s the one sit-down restaurantin Ward Seven. Nice.Okay, now this is just drug town,just zombies, but that’s just life.The Community of Hope.Here’s the highway to death and destruction,South Capitol is its name.The school looks like a shit hole –does that look like a nice place?Here’s the old mental institutionnow the Homeland Security base.Here’s God’s Deliverance Centre,a deli called M.L.K.The Community of Hope.They’re gonna’ put a Walmart here.
Toads! Your challenge today is to be inspired by PJ Harvey and write a new poem about community, hope, housing demolition, Washington DC, poverty, drugtown, homeland security, Walmart, protest music, photojournalism, or whatever-else-have-you.
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