Portfolio Poem? (need layout help)

Which reads better: 1 or 2? Thanks.

1.

Rumour Has It That Things Could Be Worse

City hums with secrets held within.
A tourist asks what’s that building
there and I say the Council House,
and it isn’t a lie. But for how long?
Are there plans to change, plans to
strip away the interior and introduce
new components? Soon a learning
curve, educational in nature, they say
the university has bought it up like
a square on the Monopoly board, got
its sticky fingers in too many pies,
is delusional, trying to make this
structure into something it is not.

But it’s just a building, just
an attractive exterior with
chaos and confusion clogging
up in-trays on the inside. This tourist
can take a photograph and label it
‘Coventry City Council House’ on her
hard-drive, but if that building declares
it is something else, something Other,
then is it really any of our damn business
what it looks like on the outside, why are we
so fixated on what its name used to be?
Standing sturdy since 1917, survived the Blitz –
as I’m sure we can survive this.

2.
Rumour Has It That Things Could Be Worse

City hums with secrets held within. A tourist asks what’s that
there and I say the Council House, and it isn’t a lie.
But for how long? Are there plans to change, plans to strip
away the interior and introduce new components?
Soon a learning curve, educational in nature, they say
the university has bought it up like a square on the Monopoly board,
got its sticky fingers in too many pies, is delusional, trying
to make this structure into something it is not.

But it’s just a building, just an attractive exterior with chaos and confusion
clogging up in-trays on the inside. This tourist can take a photograph and label it
‘Coventry City Council House’ on her hard-drive, but if that building declares it is
something else, something Other, then is it really any of our damn business
what it looks like on the outside, why are we so fixated on what its name used to be?
Standing sturdy since 1917, survived the Blitz – as I’m sure we can survive this.

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