The Watchful Citizen

Sculpture by Elizabeth Stanley Wallace. This sculpture can be seen Downtown, Haymarket in Lincoln, NE.

Bronzed in the foundry,
The Watchful Citizen sits in the sun at an intersection in the Haymarket District, Lincoln, NE.
He’s relaxed and welcomes passers-by to sit a spell and watch the Farmer’s Market buzz.
He has shared his bench with young and old,
some sit on his lap or put their arm around his shoulder.
A Kodak moment, Grandma on the old man’s lap.
The crowd thins, time to go home.
I bid farewell to the Watchful Citizen.
He sits, watching, waiting for a new companion.


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