water towers

i know
 i took this
 with
 my long lens
 'cause
 i cropped it
 to 
eliminate 
a bus stop sign
 and
 a realtor sign

 alas
 i was too lazy
 to 
clone out 
the 
lamp posts 


this afternoon
i am headed to the eastside
uptown
to 
carl schurz park

the park lies
 at the end
 of 
east 86th street
 overlooking the east river

friends
 of
 my late friend wendy 
who passed 18 months ago
 took up a collection
 to buy a bench
 in the park

 wendy
 grew up on east 86 street

this afternoon
 a bunch of us 
are
 gathering
 to
 'unveil'
 the plaque on the bench
 it reads

wendy caplin
1947-2013
'Lean on me when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on'




2 comments:

  1. Oh Daryl, what a difficult day this will be. But what a lovely way to remember your friend.

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  2. A very difficult day for you.

    Is that a water bottle on top of the lamp post?

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