Stone Arch (2114)

There’s a bridge outside the edge of town
It’s made of stone & it won’t fall down
Built o’er a hundred years ago
It’s stood time’s test of rain and snow

Constructed by the immigrant
Who came to work and never went
Soon their sons and sons of those
Were growing native corn in rows

It used to carry loaded trains
East and west across the plains
Today it carries bicycles
Jiggling jugs and testicles

From work to live to live to work
Today it’s just a rural perk
For condo dwellers on the hill
Who have a problem take a pill

Then go about their merry way
Without care actors in the play
Some days the youngsters gather here
They smoke their stuff and drink their beer

That’s kept cold in the creek below
Trickling by soft and slow
A buck knife taken from it’s sheath
To carve initials underneath

Glistens in the dieing light
As a youth begins to write
Script to co-stand across time
Deep in that cornerstone of lime