bridges and bypasses

crawl up and over and through this city
across the muddy bottomed river
and so much rust and pulp
heading for the columbia
and the pacific

arches and trusses,
drawbridges and spans of concrete
somehow graceful in their engineered form
spanning voids, carrying cars over
industrial riverbanks and salvaged green
spaces wearing engineered names like
esplenade and storm-water retention roofs

i sit in a north facing,
climate controlled
palace
waiting for a sleepy one
to stir
so we can again
head out to explore this unfolding
new urban wonderland before us

Advertisements

One thought on “bridges and bypasses

Reach out and touch someone....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s