After years of careful collaboration
between architects, artists, and engineers,
the skyline, at last, exploded
in a grand, gridiron fashion.
The smokestacks of the past
all became the skyscrapers of the future.
But, noticeably, nothing ever really changed
except the city’s outer physique.
The conscientious construct
paved the way for future endeavors,
but commercial enterprise
didn’t stand a chance.
Industry rocketed into the future,
but in the end, nobody could hold on.
And we all know the laws of physics
will sadly never change.
© 2021 Michelle Cook
Thank you to my hubby for the writing prompt: Gridiron greatness
*Also, I know he probably expected me to write about football, but sometimes a writer just can’t be swayed. 😉