Brixton advent calendar: day 6…

By Sarah Campbell

You’re moving to Brixton? My mother said

her eyebrows scaling the heights of her head.

But aren’t there riots, and shootings, and guns?

Surely that’s not a place for middle-class fun?


But you love the Ritzy, I hastily add

and there are so many restaurants, great food to be had.

Come over and visit, you’ll love it, I swear,

I’ll take you to Honest…they do burgers rare!


So sat in the village, with posh nosh and a drink

she gets this look, like she’s starting to think.

Her face clouds over and she adds an aside:

I liked it better before: it’s too gentrified.


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