old wood

the factory ceases operations, and
the building is abandoned —
the sun still finds its way in

as do i

in bright enough sunshine,
even old wood
seems new

once, while still alive,
this place wore clothes
that spoke of business and
affluence

and many passed through its doors
as a means to buy groceries
and clothes for their children

the sun still finds its way in
even among the retired,
the abandoned, the
less-than-chic

in bright enough sunshine
even old wood
seems new

as can we

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