The Watchers

walls what

did you see

when the riders came up mass

did you hear

and want to warn

did your windows weep

your stones cry out

did survival root you

fill your clefts with balm

for scholar and bum

set you as watchers

over revelry and mayhem

over life

.

JSmith 4/1/16

 

lawrence-kansas

 

Mass Street in Lawrence, Kansas, is a world unto itself.  Some of its buildings were here before Quantrill’s Raid in 1863, and they’re works of art in my eyes.  They embody so much of the spirit of the place – strength, longevity, resilience, the quiet joy of being free to be. They’re lovely to look at in every season.

 

 

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