SONNET: DELAWARE TRUST

©2004 D. Lewandowski Guerra

The Old Timer in 1933
Strolled, composing Market Street from his head,
In '86: Yellow-buttoned shoes tread
On a route long shaped in his memory.
At 10th an uprooted cemetery
Raised stones once more in this man's town. The red
Brick village that was Wilmington. Block shed
Delaware Trust; he, a soliloquy:
Chester A. Arthur's full burn-sided stare
Tracked me to 4th where a drove of cattle
Stalled. Eyeing a factory for the bee hive
Up 6th at Shipley, I deemed it rare
To improve on nature. Then trolley's rattle
Jarred him to breathing. He was yet alive.

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