The Sidewalk

He stood on the sidewalk

And saw the world fall

Didn’t listen to its ashes

And walked off tall


A shuttle ran by

The sidewalk that day

Where once a horse carriage

Had been on its way


Where once a day walker

Had worn a trench coat

There had been carnivals

Fireworks, myths and moats


There now exists the sidewalk

Where my steps tread by

On snowy, late evenings

And leave imprints behind