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steel stack view

7 Jun

everywhere you go in this town you see them.

a reminder of what built the row houses & neighborhooods,
the spirit & history of this community.

and everytime i see them;
around the corner,
rising from the river through the orange and blush of sunset,
through the cemetery’s trees,
on every horizon,

i’m surprised at how beautiful i find them.

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be sure to check out a more eloquent and personal perspective on the steel stacks’ significance from our friend colleen!

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dear monday me / june 6, 2011

6 Jun

monocacy park, june 2011

june bugs buzz where the tracks cross the trail;
around the last bend a festival of fisherchildren fly.

celebration, unexpected.
complete with port-o-potties, popcorn stands, and trophies to scale.
this city lives up to its name.

yet the water holds its ground,
despite jabbing young hooks on parallel banks.
smoothness unbothered in its saturday swell.

in a week of deep diving solitude,
you channel this illusion of stillness.
there is much beneath the surface,
yet peace lands with the water-bugs, gently on the glassy green.

a rainy walk, the first of spring

12 Apr