clustered together
in everlasting oxidation
dates and names inscribed on Master metal
form bouquets of round and square shapes
some rusted, some shiny and new
creating an abstraction of affection

the skeletal structure
spanning the East River
has now lost its locks
due to fear of weighty affection
but it has not lost love

Sharpie hearts containing dates and names
clandestinely canvas the painted steel
echoing sentiments of the lovelocks
clustered together
in permanent marker