Friday, December 11, 2015

Noisy Water is here

Noisy Water is a new anthology of poems by Whatcom County poets. Here is my contribution:

Will runners be frozen on their second,
or possibly third loop on the backside of Padden?

Will the Lynden faithful be found
sitting, on rock-hard pews,
attempting to appear deeply interested
in yet another droning preacher?

Will Lummi kids be caught forever playing chase
on the banks of the Nooksack?

Will cars be perpetually jammed at
border crossings in Blaine, Lynden and Sumas?

Will newborn calves be calcified suckling
their mother’s teats on farms around the county?

Will the neo-punk, quasi-hippie, post-grunge,
sort of goth street kids be forever huddled
on the corner of Railroad and Magnolia,
bantering with the spandex-clad city cops
astride their requisite bikes?

I wonder.
Will it be like Pompeii
when Baker finally blows?

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