Thread City Willimantic Connecticut. The stories told by the walls and oily floors of the granite mills on the banks of the Willimantic River. Stories told with a broken English accent, French Canadian, Irish, Italian, Spanish wherever labor [people] could be brought in cheaply to work and replaced like old shoes when a new crop could be imported with that dream. Now, well 20 years ago the mill owners cashed in their Victorians on the hill for the new crop of labor was in the south and the mills sat silently telling tales of romance, hard work and the new life that had left them behind.
New London, a Royal port when the fleet was in I’m sure. I haven’t lived there, yet I am inspired by the tales of the waterfront. Bank Street bars and brawls sailors in dress whites whisper to me on the breeze that blows up the alleys from the Thames. Fewer sailors and more color as the artists move in and repaint the history of New London, with phallic subs on one side of the Thames and Viagra to keep the hard line old Admirals shooting off.
Norwich since 2001-2009 a favorite building and early coffee stop round and round, many old facades, many old boys, round and round, many new facades, round and round. Hang on to the rail change is coming, round and round.
A Muse without breasts.
Except while there I am present through out the century.
Small areas, Expansive thoughts,
Neon, a door, Life’s that
traveled Through the door
It is fictional History
You provide the memories and the ghosts!