a delapilated arcade
running from Váci to Galamb Utca
in the center close to Széchenyi bridge
several of the stores are empty and boarded up
the churchlike stained glass
keeps telling stories about the ancient art of light and shadow
with its obscured elegance
where precious metals and stones catched
rays of light and flaneur eyes

in one corridor spraycan graffiti
expresses an other urban mood
is there anybody around who will care enough
to restore its former glowing glory
revealing bygone days
to next generations

Budapest 13/6/2006 tj.