West Allis Downtown
Art Bench trail
Nine park benches located in West Allis Downtown will be given new life with a fresh coat of paint from a local artist. Each bench will have one line from an original poem embellished with the artist's personal style.
YOU ARE GOING SOMEWHERE
Life is more than a movie yet
During this montage breathe in your stardom
Reflected in the city around you.
Recognize the grandeur in this motion
Picture framed by neighborhoods in windows
Beyond windows where souls sit
Reflecting hope. The sunlight
In your eyes - a transition to
A new scene, the next stop.
-Keith Gaustad, Milwaukee,WI
meet the artists
ABOUT THE POET
Keith Gaustad, Poet
Keith Gaustad is the author of the chapbook High Art & Love Poems (2012 Broken Bird Press). For 10 years he edited Burdock Magzine. He hosts a radio show on WXRW and produces for WRRD. He is also part of the Wisconsin Polka Hip Hop band November Criminals. He earned a BA Creative Writing from UWM in 2006. He lives in Milwaukee but visits and performs in West Allis often.