Poem – Concrete Supernova

“Where are you from?”

She turned, looking over her shoulder,
and motioned toward the forest.
The forest I was walking toward.

I could not help staring at her
eyes – a blue I have never seen –
ethereal, from some ancient landscape,
from a time lost and forgotten.

The forest looked more alive as the
sky shrunk, the sun scurried
away and the tree tops swayed.

And then I awoke.

Years later I stood on 70th and 5th
a desk jockey with a tie and suite, waiting
for the bus with my coffee cooled
from the November wind.

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