Oh, Joni, look what we’ve got:



Not just simply a parking lot!



They’ve gone and let something many deplore;



They’ve put up a gosh, darn dollar store!



 



It’s sad that the vision is notably thin



Of appointed and chosen –



A few, mostly good men.



 



Who perhaps with intention



Of giving monetary might,



Added to a neighborhood’s developing blight.



 



The first they said a developer may



Put condos on Shadow Lane just up from the bay.



And now in its backyard, and Adams Street, too,



They’ll add noise, pollution and blocking of view.



 



So what of estates arrayed on the bay,



They’d rather have a dollar store



Moored in their way!



 



No notice to neighbors,



They do as they please –



No mention the canopy less 23 trees!



 



There was land east of here



Where there’s already a strip,



But no push for that came out of their lips.



 



I fear that the vision is terribly thin:



Does no one remember a pledge somewhere when



Prime was the history, prime was the bay,



Prime was in keeping it simply that way?



 



Oh, Joni, look what we’ve got:



Not just simply a parking lot!



They’ve gone and let something many deplore



They’ve put up a gosh, darn dollar store!