Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It was just play.

I played a stone mason today,
chiseling angles from limestone
that we set around the pond.
After an hour in the hot sun,
I put my tools aside and
took a shower, 
the wall could wait
until tomorrow.

It was just play.
I think of a real
stone mason, who
comes to work at 8 am,
and chisels and
hauls rubble
until 5 pm.

Hour after hour
day after day
week after week
year after year.
A real stone
works in
hot sun and
cold rain,
without neither

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the amateur SM did some good work. H.

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