City Sidewalks ©1998

City Sidewalks ©1998 2018-03-08T11:36:08+00:00

Project Description

City Sidewalks

They’ve done a good job
On these new sidewalks,
Smooth and straight,
Sculpted with precision.


But I don’t like them,
These monuments to progress who say new too loudly.
They’re harder somehow and do not like my reflective tread.
They invite the bright, fresh step of walkers brisk, new and thoughtless.


old-sidewalk-and-bench-Web-Photo-712kI like the old ones.
Let them crack and wear with me.
Let us finish our walk together,
As a memento of my passing.


(“City Sidewalks” was the Winning Poem in Toronto the Good, Toronto the Bad poetry Contest)