The Empire Tight Building

An opportunity to take a picture with an icon,
but that little boy would rather be anywhere else.

On the corner of famous Fifth Ave.
all the eager tourists break their necks
to capture the tower.

But not this kid.

“Smile!” encourages Mom.

He throws a glare away from her,
fists jammed in his pockets,
a scowl slapped on his face.

She snaps the picture anyway.

Once the tallest building in the world,
but at this moment –the tightest building in the world.

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