September 11 – man on a rooftop

man on a rooftop
neon orange shirt, red shoes
visible, hidden

The building across the driveway is getting a new roof.

I have been watching the work from my office all summer.

The work seems to be in its final stages and the entire roof has been coated in a bright white paint or plastic coating of some sort.

This morning, one of the workers was walking across the vast white expanse.

The worker was wearing a neon orange t-shirt, blue jeans and red shoes.

Dots of color in motion over a blank canvas.


A two dimensional mobile.

The worker had no place to hide.

Completely exposed.


At least to me as my office window is on higher than the roof the worker walked on.

From the ground, the worker was hidden.

Unseen by most of the world.

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