Saturday, January 30, 2010

Corned Beef, Cabbage, Free Wifi

It's a Saturday morning in 2010 and we're
driving through North Portland on Interstate Avenue
and the pub on the corner advertises corned beef
cabbage and free wifi. I love my town
for insouciant commercialism married
to the love of fine things: organic marketplaces
bookstores, home brewing supplies
cheesemaking and yarn shops. Rainbow city
garlanded with bus routes and bike lanes
we flourish in the shade of your many bridges:
happy, quarreling, multifarious rolling-ahead
at sixty minutes to the hour into a new decade
of a still-new century. Everyone opinionates for'n'agin
but still and all, we call you home.

Collection available! Knocking from Inside

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