Stone Faces of New York City

Every day

looking down 1They stare down

looking down 2 At us.

looking down 3Sometimes …

Shyly 4Shyly

Shyly 1Pretending …

Shyly 2Not …Pretending 2To look.

surprised 1Surprised …

Surprised 2When we look back.

GossipThey gossip …

gossip 2(“Did you hear …”)

Tell jokesThey tell jokes …

Lauging VikingLaugh.

UpsetOr cry.

Upset 2Or rage …

AngryAgainst their fates.

SleepingOr even sleep.

Patiently 2Mostly, they just …

resigned2Wait patiently.

Remembering2Remembering perhaps, when …

RememberingThey were down here, looking

up too!