There is a beauty
within this space, 
a creation considered
to compliment the concrete,

you can leave 
if you like 
by the stairs 
or you can rest
for a while
on the seat. 

There is a soul
within these veins,
a creation connected 
to more than the carcass,

you can leave
if you like 
by letting go 
or you can stay
for a time 
in the hold. 

There are footprints 
upon this floor,
tracks that tingle 
where others have thread,
weather will wither them
and winds will wear them

but they remain

There are memories 
within this soul,
impressions that have permeated 
and beats that have broken,

they are indivisible from flesh
they are inseparable from spirit,

they are beauty
within the space
of every person.

All Words and Photography by Damien B. Donnelly

Photograph taken in the gardens of La Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporian, Paris 



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