Monday, January 18, 2016

POEM: "The Wrecking Crew"

Tang poetry on Shikumen walls 02
The Wrecking Crew

There's no irony present
couple workers look over
these old poems beating
witness to the bulldozer
a masterpiece on a wall
today hard to remember
in this dust this busy mess
to believe that there will be
at least one Angel of Beauty
who sits across the street
drinking a double expresso
who waits on the last brick
to be picked up thrown upon
the truck that's revving up
who will sigh right back
and then say God bless.

© 2013 Rob Schackne

photo by permission © 2013 Sue Anne Tay

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