Joanie Mitchell said it best….

The sign said “Your Tax Dollars At Work. Upgrade of Carvalho Park in Progress.”

The park abutted a stand of jungle filled with palm, hau, banyan, and ohia trees. Ginger, cup of gold, morning glory and hibiscus grew beneath them.  Vines twined their way up the trees.

Bulldozers knocked down the trees, then ripped the ground clean. All vegetation was cleared, and then the heavy equipment came in and started moving gravel: piling it, pounding it, grading it.

I drove by today and my heart hurt to see the “product.”  They paved paradise. And put up a parking lot.

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