Friday, May 24, 2013

Poem 53: District of Columbia, May 2005

District of Columbia, May 2005

A slow rain, insipid and vague, 
Fizzes on glistening sidewalks, 
Releasing soft, tepid steam,
And refracting a golden glow 
Of laughter, lingering dinners, and
Tender tuckings-into-beds.
Shushing the faintly-amber night
It swathes the world in silk
And sequins, luring
Each innocent blade of grass 
Wondrously upward, until, 
In unison, they sidle through 
The planet's crust and inhale 
The wet-rubber musk of 
A rainy morning
In the city, in May.

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six

Orchard Lane, in Georgetown, Washington DC


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