Friday, May 06, 2005

To Have and Have Not

The platinum blonde in the stiletto heels strutted across the street from her loft apartment and opened the locked gate to her parking lot. Moments later, her sporty red sedan scooted out onto Locust Street, after another electric gate opened. A block away a homeless man sat on the curb in front of the New Life Evagelistic Center, music pulsing from his boom box. Unlike St. Louis County, where the wealthy have gone to great lengths to insulate themselves from the poor, city dwellers of all social classes co-exist in a separate but unequal environment every day. I don't know which is worse.