Photo: Lower East side, near 23rd,
Lower Manhattan taken by R. Baker.
we forge the streets, the cities -
we blaze paths in concrete and steel
our lives mere wisps of essence behind
effort within time, underwritten and on
display: we are view, we are days,
we, the looking glass windows
to nameless futures.
Photo: New York City, 8th Ave and W52nd,
taken by R. Baker September 2012.
as it was deliberate it was spontaneous,
movement planned, yet reactive;
someone bade farewell another greeted
and all who passed atop sidewalk and
street departed between skyscrapers
impersonal and audacious as open air.
Poems © 2012 R. Burnett Baker
Photos © 2012 R. Burnett Baker