Scenes From The Suburban Ghetto, Act 3

On a cool spring evening, a light breeze blows through the window. It’s just after dark. Neighborhood kids still play catch outside beneath the halo of light from the street lamps, their cajoling shouts echo off the apartment building next door. The dog sighs in contentment and stretches out on the floor. From across the street comes the distinctive sound of a lone shopping cart being wheeled down the sidewalk, miles away from its home in the Redner’s parking lot.

Another Friday night in Allentown, Pennsylvania.