by Peter Balakian
Light we pulled into a string of glass
that seeped out of the long vibration
of Miles' Blue in Green
like slow time in the empty lot
after soot and rain and rush,
the Ferry out of sight,
my bones electric with the hum
of the cable of the Bridge at 3 a.m.
and the dying lights of the Bowery.
Bill Evans making the rain thin
to a beam of haze before the
horn comes back from underwater.
Last updated February 20, 2023