Where there once had been a low-end stationery store minded by an elderly beauty queen, there was now a store for high-end espresso machines minded by nobody. Where once there had been an illegal beer garden in a weedy lot, there was now a complex of luxury lofts with Parisian-style ivory façades. Where once there had been a bookstore and a bike shop and a bakery, there was now a wax museum for tourists. Where once there had been an empty lot there was now a building.
Auszug aus “The Ruins of Nostalgia 20” von Donna Stonecipher. Die Dichterin liest nächste Woche Donnerstag bei uns im Rahmen der Lesung des Berlin Writers’ Workshop.