Kelly McKnight: end of street meditation

Fall '06 TOC

walk through chill underpass tunnel
with red salmon and bubbles – a mural –
a glowing tarnished undersea

across the street
a painted flock of seagulls
tangled in real time vine –

after flash of sunshine
there you are
CESAR CHAVEZ MEMORIAL PARK

the sign a new flat brown –
yellow letters like
a W. P. A. national park

savannah grass so still at the corners
dust, clots of weeds, burned
granite blocks scored with barbed wire
a boulder seat that faces a kudzu fence

but meditate on this rock,
back to the street

you might get shot

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