Friday, January 24, 2014


Dawn saturates striated clouds
With Pacific-Northwest-salmon hue,
Mirrored in eastward-facing skyscrapers' windows.

Above western horizon,
La Luna hangs in ethereal silhouette,
Nearly hidden by almost-opaque overcast.

Suspended droplets of marine air
Blanket city with bone-chilling atmosphere,
Quieting combustion engines' usual cacophony.

Contrasting with muted weather pattern,
Ever-present blue and green jerseys of local football team
Broadcast upcoming crucial competition with orange and black 49ers.

Ann Beth Blake
(c) January 18, 2014

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