I’ve been here before and after.
After now seems further away, forever awaiting redevelopment – waiting.
No more Flower Pot Café and a warm welcome from Lee and the lads.
Nearly nine years on – the shutters are down and nobody is home, save for the Lalley Centre – offering food, support and care to the community.
Though Sister Rita Lee has now move on to pastures new.
The homes and shops remain resolutely shut, un-lived in and unloved, though the City plans to re-site the resident sculpture, the residents remain absent without leaving.