Poetry Corner: Cement Crack


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Cement Crack

Worn through the years

by Joanne Troppello

Flaking off in a spider web design,

jagged edges making a whispered statement.


The crack flakes off, widening more each day.

A reminder of things not constant.


Hardened soles, rubber ones, pound

the pavement on their way to work and

school, day in and day out.


The crack makes its home in an old sidewalk,

worn with the years of pedestrian traffic.


They thought about recementing the walk

but it’s in an old neighborhood

and no one pays much attention

to the crack beneath their feet.

© Joanne Troppello

About the Poet

Joanne Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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