Seattle Poems, 5-8 January, 2012

Tuesday April 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Not new poems, but written earlier this year, on a trip to Seattle.



                         gull     exposes perspective
                                    for the sham that it is

                                    against skyscrapers

                                    moon like a shark’s eye
                                    glimpse    apricot     sun


Hotel Bedroom
                  its like a jack vettriano print,

                                       the concave light from the standard lamp, framing neat

                                                                                                    alternately tapioca
                                                                                                                                              and melon through
                                                                                                                                                     the wall

                                                                                    and that                                                textured like rice cake 

                        the shadow appalling
                  and inconsequential

                  you can’t have it both ways,
                  you can’t

if you can hear that car-horn in the street outside
then you’re just not trying hard enough



the silence of rain                 falling
softly on the              lime sidewalk
heavy         the silence of the light

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