you may not have heard how once
dry hands placed red brick by red brick
to build this brawny structure.
How times have already changed!
Now cracked hands are swiping evenness over
lines of red brick by red brick
grey cement hiding the hours of dry hands.
Eventually weather crumbles
a seasonal façade
exposing brick at the edges
hinting to an elongated process.
How time changes
complexity’s beautiful dry hands
red brick by red brick --
by simplicity’s beautiful cracked hands
grey swipe by grey swipe.