we stood by

we stood by watched petals
fall the roads stood quiet the medallions

glimmered we stood by talk
ed the
     etched ballads fell like toadstools
     elms balked at
     songbirds mocking the sun for rising late
     songbirds mocking the elk for balking late

we stood by etching ballads
     the medallions glimmering as the road meandered into walkways
     joined with the voice of the gull mocking the songbird we
     stood by etching
     moonrock from castoff dream
     we stood by

humming distant song