Peace Park

Peace Park

palm up,
giving wing to a bird,
hopeful, eager,
younger than bronze,
older than loss,
garlanded with leis:
origami cranes
folded by children,
bearing all the colors
of their love

University Bridge
Seattle

Sketching Paul Carlson

Sketching Paul Carlson

noble dome,
black bow tie,
white shirt / black vest,
arms around
a gleaming cello—
the red-cheeked boy
joins the blue-eyed man,
graying eyebrows lifted:
a sweet drawn chord
defining time

Town Hall
Seattle