Here’s a short offering for the UPLift list:
ON A BUSY CITY SIDEWALK
by J. Randal Matheny © 2011
The noise of traffic, the press of the crowd,
In the shadow of buildings, tall and proud,
Colors clashing, movement and change,
The urban life is strident and strange.
On molten sidewalks, lost and cold,
Among the masses in search of gold,
The heart is shrunken, the eyes are glazed,
‘Midst lonely steps, the mind is crazed.