CITY OF SAINT FRANCIS IN MOTIONOff balance, tipped to the left
perching on a peninsula
in a cage of free-form,
a trilling city
fault-filled to the cracking point,
living on Fillmore outside the Italian café,
wandering in a flight of sing-song,
pacified by a bite of pastry
from the portly barrista.
I knelt one morning
We wear loose clothes here
Copyright 2000, Annette Spaulding-Convy
Annette Spaulding-Convy is a high school teacher currently taking some years off to raise two small children in Kingston WA, where she gardens, writes poetry, and chases after a frisky basset hound.