Sunday, June 12, 2005

earth notes 32 & 2

fineview, pittsburgh

city steps climbing
through scruffy hillside ledges
a broken concrete slice
exposes pebbles
internal smoothness
wild shrubs mask a groundhog hole
hickory buds from a newspaper-draped compost heap
a beer can peeks out from a plastic bag
eyes closed stupor
imprint malaise

splintered green glass
scattered to the gutter
lost forever to the recycle bins
over washed down hillsides
displaced wholeness
without form

broken bits misplaced passion
and finding itself alone
on a slippery cobbled street
an ancient jagged bottle of tiger rose
not yet empty
keeps a watch

--- e b bortz

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