by Charles F. Thielman
Jackhammers dice the air.
Core arteries bound by the uniform,
the cubicle-released spin through
revolving doors and out into rush hour.
Clouds accordion the approach of dusk.
The horizon’s red sax flaring notes
like orchids spun down canyons.
A white-haired gent climbs the steps,
eyes carving a passage through thunder.
Our city reciting magnetic lines, upwind
from the currents choked with flung bets.
Friday sidewalks filling with downtown shimmer.
Last updated June 15, 2011