Cold Fire
Infinity
Eyes Sewn Shut
Ode to Laurel Caverns
Sexual Scripts
Song for Midland TX
Passage
6th Street Bridge Song
Vagina Dentata
The Mirror
OYA
5 Poems for Cape Hatteras
23 Words
past-present-future

 

Sixth-Street Bridge Song

 

The bridge stands at Fort Duquesne,
inviting as heaven's self-same gate.
Waves move upon the Allegheny to the Point,
draw the eyes into a haloed distance.
The sky, a vacant blue, is mesmerizing;
sunlight lies molten on the high curve of the bridge
spilling iridescent to waters calm below.

It would be an easy thing it seems,
to end life in this precious moment
of beauty, grace, and peace:
the restful waters, the golden sunlight span
that beckons to Valhalla.

Then one sees the embattled life-preserver,
its too bright yellow line a dismal snarl
in the protective box: glass broken
In Case of Emergency;
and backing self-consciously away
from the graffitied rail,
moves once more into the main-stream.

 

Linda Falorio, 1989

 

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