delight of movement on a static facade

Cascade from PDX to SEA, April 2008

Radiator hisses fill the space left
between a bright sun in an empty blue sky.
Expressive clouds reclaim their territory.
Rain and miso ramen for lunch.
Downtown buses trail each other like snails
as layers of buildings are held together by math.
The remaining oak leaves hang like ornaments.
This week, scientists proved birds sing in their sleep
but most of us already know how the body tries to protect.
Are you the audience? Have you been disciplined?
If not, pay attention to this year’s western light
slow accommodation to the rapidly sharpening darkness.

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