"Court of the first model tenements in New York City, 72nd street..."
The clothes on the lines belong to people
but here in this photograph
they are person-less and unencumbered.
The clothes float overhead
like the thoughts of those
Their paths cross and so their stories intertwine.
The people are
connected by taught lines, squeaking pulleys,
and clean whispering bed sheets.
five stories of narratives bound together by
button downs and stockings.
The clothes, bodiless, but weighted
with stories, herald the way towards the
celestial spaces of the
New York skyline.