12 April 2010

Mount Vernon: Chief Gramatan Walks

*Written for day 12 of the PAD challege. Today's prompt: write about a city.

Chief Gramatan walks the four
point four square miles,
remembering a time before this
economic engine hummed

along Sandford Boulevard and
the bricks being shifted to
make new houses, each complete
with washer and dryer

the fruit fallen from the tree,
crushed red beneath his feet,
spots the sidewalk the polyglot
strolls upon in a Sunday hat

in this city of churches, raising hands
to Heaven, nearly touching
the clouds

1 comment:

Imola said...

I simply love the imagery!