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