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I wrote this poem on 15th Feb 2022. By coincidence, this wasn’t long after Kirstie Allsopp, presenter and person-who-had-financial-help-purchasing-her-first-home, said that young people can afford to buy homes – just move somewhere different. While Kirstie is not the first person to share such a view, this seemingly easy-to-action piece of advice has no consideration about the serious emotional and practical impact “just moving somewhere different” can have on people’s sense of identity, family, work, and day-to-day lives. As such, the final rated-18 sentence in the poem is a dig at these comments made by the presenter.
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