The Streets Define the City

The streets define the city,
Like the soul defines a man.
Walking through the gutters,
As the heart makes it’s stand.

Shadows cover the afternoon,
As the dusk begins to fall.
The organs work in unison,
Like asphalt connects us all.

Freeways and parking lots,
Now covering the land,
Like connections of a ligament,
Between the elbow and the hand.

But the streets house the people,
And their spirits ride the roads.
While darkness blankets at dusk,
Sidewalks recover the load.