pacific rain

gargoyle thunderheads eye us with 
  haughty indifference 
   as our mouths spout streams… 
     ritual daily news 
  centered in the slick grey expanse 
of ellsworth and first, 
  by boccherini’s 
   and monteith river park 
suddenly in bloom with snaps of 
    bright umbrellas.  

watch the jeweler’s iron clock 
  blush time on a round moon face 
    pace slowed 
to the lazy lull of an 
      river town… 
 simplicity surrounds us 
with antique globe street lamps 
  gently stirred to life; 
 hazy, yellow halo rows 
of candles in the oregon evening 
    window of mist 
we slip quietly into our stream 
  of familiarity, 
    allow pacific rain 
to wash daytime’s distance 
  away from us  

- jonah s fenn ca. 1995

Published by Jonah Sheridan Fenn

Nerd herder, word wrangler, working on the next chapter...

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