A game of
tag - new money and decay
reclaim for show and art from industry,
abandoned rusted buildings to remake
from peeling paint an opportunity.
new spaces from the old,
naked pipes and beams now celebrate
life flowing in artistic statements bold,
pushing boundaries, shaping modern tastes.
drinkers standing mouths agape
stare at tight-jeaned strollers walking dogs
on streets where boom box youth seek to escape
working girls in spandex blankly jog.
worry from stoops in dusty rows
while magazine men sip their cappuccinos.
© 2004 Richard Sidy