Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Onshore Flow

means clouds rolling up onto the sky
like lines of surf onto the beach.
It means falling temperatures
and rising humidity. The triumph
of moss over grass. Centipedes curling
out from under dry bark and leaves.
Earthworms rising to the surface.

Onshore flow means legions of gulls
crowding pigeons off the girders under
the Fremont Bridge. It means morning fog
dazzling from pink to gold, a bus ride
through the inside of a conch shell held to the sun.
Sluggish bees. Geese watching for coyotes
in the water-meadows. Onshore flow means rain.

Collection available! Knocking from Inside

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