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Cloudburst Summit

Yesterday was an incredible day. It was a day like no other -- one in which I smiled so much and was so happy that my facial muscles ached. I played hooky ... yep, and with a "boy" (i.e., definitely a man!). I let him sweep me away from the doldrums and intensities of overworking, speeding me along in his vintage sportscar on winding mountain roads -- far, far away from my dusty urban concrete hideaway up to and back from a snowy summit where blue skies reigned and the icy cold air welcomingly braced my entire body. Yes, that man -- ruggedly, yet boyishly and quirkily handsome with his precisely trimmed hipster crewcut and his lanky frame wrapped in jeans and a t-shirt topped with a tan suede coat ... I was scared -- I wanted to touch his hand, accidentally brush against his leg, but I was afraid that, once it happened, the electricity wouldn't let me break away, so I settled more deeply into the car seat, and stared out the window as the engine roared.

I couldn't ge…

Skeleton Ruins, Night Sky

skeleton ruins
night sky
a man pedals a bicycle
down an
otherwise
lonely street

horsepower over the line
another rides
fast
a blur
outrunning the night
hard into the dawn

primal screams
howl from chrome exhaust pipes
echoing across
darkened urban canyons

the rider knows that
somewhere in this city
a lady lies

somewhere there is love
somewhere

but tonight
he rides
through skeleton ruins

Midnight Rider, Baptized by the City

full moon presides
over empty streets
wet pavement glistens
beckoning

the rider

alone

rides into the womb
of the city

heaven is here
somewhere

he feels it
in the moonlit hours before dawn

the vibe flows through him
on the wind

raindrops cleanse him

hard and fast he rides
baptized on the boulevard

he tries not to think
just ride
just be
just feel the moment

for

in this quiet town
somewhere
lies a lady
waiting?

the rider shall stop
someday

and stay

iambic pentameter haiku

step into
the urban rhythm

ancient brick
illuminated by
starlight

in the neon glow
they steal a graffiti kiss

electric