In a quaint little village
on the west side of the city,
this chipped and rusty railing caught my eye.
Away from the shiny steel skyscrapers,
the honking horns and the bustling crowds,
this brownstone’s ornate railing
tells stories of its duties, its purpose, its history.
The bicycles that were chained
after a trip to the market, a visit to a friend, or an afternoon escapade.
The support of the hands of family members and friends that entered and departed.
You supported, you protected, you guided, you anchored.
Your beauty is far beyond aesthetic.
You have stories.
You have secrets… you have joys… you have tears.
Of all the things in this grandest of grand arenas,
You caught my eye most of all.
Cheers & Hugs,