Friday, April 29, 2005

earth note 37

the strip, pittsburgh

acid apron steam heat blanket
draping river basin
a crack on the thirty-first street bridge
shakes loose unclips my clip-less pedal delusion
street-unwise propensity to rant
at rusted machinery
crippled rolling mill appendages
bandaged round a river beaten through the ages
approximation chaos
a tongue licks inverted water droplets clean
perennials return to carry forth
our burden

--- e b bortz

(published in Ornamental Iron, Green Panda Press, 2003)

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