Degrees of Connection

© Matthew Word Bain

waiting on the corner as the sun goes down
I wonder what connections already exist
which will lead to this building’s renovation

in a small town like this, there are folks
who know everybody and their great aunt
when the work begins, people like this
will be able to identify the links
in the chain of connection
between the parties involved
even if those parties are meeting
for the first time through this process

there are always things happening
beneath the surface of the visible
no less vital for being unseen