solitary blues

your hopes are a standing pond at glade’s edge
feathered blues     a solitary heron
your wishes     pennies tossed with abandon
tarnished     embedded
across rain-slick roads your dreams wend their way
away from this chosen paradise     far from these trees
holding dew     like tears
ready to spill

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Public Art:
Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council, Ferry Terminal Walkway Installation, 2005 thru 2007
Photo of public art poem “solitary blues”