ʔalʔal Part I. A town neither white nor centered

ʔalʔal: home, house

Minutes from the herring house
A town neither white nor centered
Home to many Asian and Hispanic shops
Among them a homage to Superman
And a green bridge to Dubsea
Across from my old place of residence
A familiar musty smell surrounds
The rear of the low budget Super Saver
The epitome of change over time
Remains of the charred funeral home
Where my father once transitioned
While Evergreen remains evergreen
The line that made me moves on
Towards red and mustard
From t̕uʔəlaltxʷ to home

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