The Rusty Old Bridge
Your shiny metal has weathered to shades of orange and brown
like skin that has worked and played and laughed in the sun.
Your concrete pillars are beginning to crack under pressure
like wrinkles of worry from the stress of supporting such a heavy load.
You connected two sides – one with the other
as if you had open and outstretched arms.
though your original purpose is abandoned,
you still serve,
but in subtler ways.
a shady spot for respite from the heat
or a lazy day of fishing.
It’s time to rest Rusty Old Bridge.
You’ve earned this time.
while I admire you.
Cheers & Hugs,