AROUND THE SQUARE
It’s in the air.
Kinda like love.
Change is inevitable.
Like the weather.
A natural phenomenon.
A fact of life.
And can’t be avoided.
Though many of us try.
So here we are.
The vortex of transformation.
Maybe it’s the granite colliding with sandstone.
Or the prickly pear tangling with wildflowers.
Maybe it’s in the water.
But it’s something.
Something that entices, intrigues, and invites.
Then sticks, stings, or bites.
Like the very landscape itself.
A new business starts up.
Another closes for good.
Others cut back.
New people move in.
Some get divorced.
Some change partners.
Others change jobs, careers, endeavors.
There’s just no tellin’ what’s around the bend.
Right now there’s a few gaps in the square.
Like a mouth missing some teeth.
The Vedder building is still for sale.
And the Zesch building remains closed.
The Cotton Patch is no more.
But Grunts took its place.
Offering frozen yogurt and ice cream.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
Lea Lou Co-Op has taken off with its pizza.
And Square Plate has established itself with popular daily specials.
Let’s not forget Mason’s Kooler (drive-thru).
Or auto detailing by Unique Visions.
Or A “Vision” Taxidermy.
More businesses loom on the horizon.
Such as Suzanne Demaree, Photographer.
More people moving in.
Like Warren T. Construction.
Specializing in custom furniture, cabinets, remodeling, and new construction.
Lots of ideas stewing and brewing.
So all’s well.
Since all is change.
Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.