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The William Gilmore Simms Prize, Spring 2007
Jane Emerson Blewer
The Other Side of Town
On the other side of town
Where the privileged reside
The homes are large and stately
And quite elegant inside
No matter what the season
The grass is never brown
For the world is so much greener
On the other side of town

On the other side of town
Across the railroad tracks
The only disadvantage
Is the higher rate of tax
Where the sun casts golden shadows
Before it eases down
And the stars resemble diamonds
On the other side of town

©2007 Jane Emerson Blewer