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New York is a Built Place


New York is a built place
you can see it in the facades of pre-war arches 
held by stubborn steadfast bricks and 
the faces of construction workers 
pouring cement into 
the early hours of the morning
on a day 
when the mind is tired
the results could swallow you
but New York is built 
brick by brick by brick by brick by brick
and if the rhythm of the cement truck at three am was a song 
it would sing of work in progress
not one thing in this city is ever really finished 
even the most stubborn capstones 
in the arches
are steadfast because 
they came last
long after the first brick 
was placed
before the second brick
and so on
grab a brick

Kelsy PostlethwaitPoem