Around the Block

I’ve been around the block
to take walks or kick rocks.
I’ve seen the block get hot.
I’m also there when it’s not.
My people have been around
the block and are down
to work around the clock.
This block has four sides
and I’ve seen each one.
I know everyone here. I do.
When people see me,
it isn’t anything new. It’s true.
See, I know this block well.
Each person here has a story
to tell, some about a block
or some about a cell.
I’ve been around the block
and others like me have, too.
This life is nothing new.
If I can’t be found, look around
the block, where I tend to walk.