O where does the emphasis go
on the scrapped storefront doors
or the million dollar homes 

O why the random roundabout 
circling to lakefront gelato 
or the fishermen casting for trout

O how the yawning 50's ranches  
miss farm boy Harry S Truman 
and tire of weathering glances

O when did the city split
an overpass to big businesses 
and downtown a new abyss 

O come on and walk with me
again across the red bridges 
to hear the currents talk 

—Jenna Villanova, Waukesha, WI