Respect all that is left of me, sacred as it is, my historic fabric.
Clean me not, unless it serves to halt my further deterioration.
But, if you must, clean me first, just water please, and the gentlest means possible.
If am clean, but still look old, leave me be, graceful aging, it is called.
Whatever you do, please don’t boil me in acid or scour me with sand.
Know that a good state of repair is in itself, good preservation.
Know what is wrong with me, before you plan how to fix me.
Repair me only where I need it, and with materials just like me.
If I am leaking water, find out where and fix just that.
Please, no cure-all surface treatments to cover me up or clog my pores.
1 Bryan Papciak
2 Sean K Maxwell
3 Kate Milford
4 Steven A. Cholewiak
5 Rasekh Fatmi
6 Trey Ratcliff
7 Trey Ratcliff
8 Trey Ratcliff
9 Frank DiBona
10 Trey Ratcliff