Layers 3

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Peaking through broken cement, a secret

Hidden dreams, and the sweat of those who dared

Each brick and brush stroke telling a story

Of those who tried, had a vision, stood here

With each layer, an intimacy unearthed

Together becoming something new, dreams

Yellows, blues, brick red, aged earth colors

Unified by cracks, holes, the same struggle

Urban ecosystem, empty facade

A burning ambition, despite the odds

Fostering growth of a new kind, purpose

Roots break through, water always finds a way

Animals burrow near, humans loiter

Some see lost dreams, others see redemption

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Exposed

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Textures soft and gentle, others hard and coarse – Exposed

 

Exposed to forces they didn’t seek out, want, need – Oppressed

 

Exposed to uncontrollable elements – Unhinged

 

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Those left behind have endured the unspeakable – Persevere

 

Face to face with the natural and unnatural – Threatened

 

Hallowed crevices forming like a protective layer – Hardened

 

Others were penetrated to their soft inner core – Broken

 

Sophisticated structures, made ruin with time – Perspective

 

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Mortar warn down so deep, bricks appear floating – Animation

 

Years since they have been nurtured, cared for, loved – Sadness

 

Enough still stand to make out the stature of another time – Pride

 

Too much is missing to see the future, the path ahead – Fractured

 

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A persistent spirit clings on with mortar of will – Fighting

 

Doors still hinged onto an unknown destiny – Clarity

 

Gripping onto the sunlight with one foot stuck in the past – Exposed