Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Brief Snow in Portland

A response to Dave's Morning Porch for today

Portland pretends to snow — very pretty!
but it’s frosting and frippery.

A single crow calls for company, her low cough rising
to a shrill confident shriek.

The byways are already black, the eaves already running,
a whisper of water gushes in gutters:

the hard hot pulse of Portland
will not pause for a moment.

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