John “Mick” Matthews rounds up our adult category with his first place entry entitled: A Possible City. Matthews imagined DC as a place were homeless shelters are no longer needed because everyone had quality and decent housing. Could you ever imagine such a perfect place? Continue reading below to find what other revolutionary ideas Matthew spoke of in his poem.
A Possible City
by John “Mick” Matthews
Imagine if you will, a city which as yet does not exist,
where you can walk down the street in the middle of the night
and not see one man, one woman, asleep on a bench
or shivering for warmth on a grate.
A city where the closing of a homeless shelter
brings not reactionary demonstrations of protest
but revolutionary celebrations
for it is not needed anymore.
A city where everyone has a place to cook
and eat a meal with the family of his fellow man;
a place to live, to learn, to love
a place to sleep, a place called “home”.
This city could be called Washington DC.
The time could be relatively soon.
A few new ideas, a new commitment,
and this city could truly have Housing for All.