Friday, April 14, 2006
"Vacant Lot, Victor, Colorado 1985"
© 1985 Paul Cornelius By permission.
Old buildings by the railroad freight,
Old storefronts in the town,
With sagging resignation wait
For years to wear them down.
The boarded shops grow photographs
Like mildew on the walls,
Declaiming fading epitaphs
For lives no one recalls.
The weeds are mum what structures stood
On littered vacant lots
That blighten up the neighborhood
With glass and brick strewn blots.
The buildings and the people fade
As time its purpose weaves,
As gone as last year's Fourth parade,
Or winter's missing leaves.
© 2006 Jeffrey Hull