Mygration: San Francisco was part of MYGRATION, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

Mygration: San Francisco


More and more glass, another coffee shop,

another wine bar, another startup,

more and more glass,

an unlit alley turned trendy

nail salon row,

a hole in the ground

where the hardware store was.


Another day, another million stock options,

Tina’s Discount Place now

another gourmet ice cream shop

next to an artisanal chocolate space.


Permit by permit, the old neighborhood crouches

to a four-block square

then moves on

like a mountain lion.

Dan O., copyright 2017