Friday, April 28, 2006

Urban Tumbleweed: A Poem

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This poem was written in early December 2004, while I was driving to work. (yes, at the red lights and stop signs, I wrote my catch phrases and polished them later; I've even written a children's picture book manuscript in that same way)

urban tumbleweed

plastic bags.
bearing logos of corner fruit markets,
designer gift shops and wholesome bakeries
toss about on the gray asphalt
or fly up in the air,
some clipping themselves on
naked tree branches
to pose as
brightly colored flags
flapping in the wind.

others --
they float high...and higher,
balloons without strings,
to the recycling station
in the sky.