Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal

Urban Renewal

Rushing, racing, crossing
Riverside Drive;
Nerve endings raw.


Suddenly, stranded center-strip,
Street sounds suspended,
Startled, silenced by shock of serenity!

Pavement Paradigm
Toppled by verdant vision,
Nestled underneath blossoms.

This photo was taken one raw morning while walking to Columbia Presbyterian. Our dour mood was suddenly and momentarily uplifted, after having been stranded in the middle of the avenue. As we waited for the crossing signal that would allow us to continue on our way, we glanced to the right, opened our eyes, and saw this glimpse of peace, amid the city noise and confusion. Perhaps everything would be ok, after all.

Written in response to this weekend’s a Trifextra challenge. 

On to the weekend prompt. This weekend we are asking for exactly 33 words, 30 of your own and three of the following:

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25 thoughts on “Urban Renewal

  1. jannatwrites

    That median is just gorgeous! It is nice to find an oasis of serenity in the city. (I love all the greenery…living in the desert, the landscape was often shades of brown.)


    1. BCIJo (aka Joanne Edith)

      Thanks Janna,Though the desert has its beautiful scenes as well. Though I live in NJ, I traveled to west coast a lot do business, and always found it surprising and refreshing to return home and realize how lush everything can be here. That said, winter is beautiful in a different way.


  2. Gina

    Beautiful picture! And having lived in a big city, I understand the chaos then the peace of finding somewhere like this to have a moment.


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