Boarded Up

Published: Nov 03, 2020

They boarded up the windows again. Riots were becoming a weekly occurrence. The mayor spoke about the benefits of preparing for the worst while also saying it was likely nothing would happen at all. The stores looked strange and deserted.

Downtown they were lining up garbage trucks and deploying extra police. The reality was that if there was going to be unrest it could not be prevented or deterred. The city had plundered itself over the years, for both positive and negative reasons. It did not matter, sometimes the emotions had to be uncorked.