An unusual moment where I’m mute on my daily commute

There were roofers joking around as they worked
on the house my folks first rented when they came
to this city. As I walked by I was disconnected, removed
from not my scene by their youthful brash. ‘Twas same
hot work for them no matter our joining locale placed.
I tug at our many links but can’t see the overall game.