Spare no lament for the maple leaves
that, defying their impending fall,
play blazing gold and scarlet concerts
bright as Christmas brass in marble halls.
A graceful water weaving dolphin
swirls wakes of gentle waves -
a white, silver blue phantom
shimmering in the noonday sun.
As the Metrolink Eastbound
hissed to a stop at Belleville Station,
we carried our hopes
across the threshold.
A toy locomotive
fresh red paint
on it’s wooden boiler
waits on time for completion.
Have pity on the maverick calf
who flees his mother's milk
and shuns the circle of his herd -
drifting on through sage and hills -
Narcissus leaned forward
to better view his matchless beauty
and tumbled to watery doom.
for the dedicated workers of Civilian Conservation Corps, Co.696.
Near the southern coast of old Pangeia
you’ll find a park called Giant City
Well, I’m home again at last -
back from the salted sea
and after all that heavy finning,
I’m hot for a special date
In a combo, no one’s supposed
to hog the lead on every tune.
So let's all pitch in on the head,
The Brick Church Road leads to Friedens
where yesterday and today
wooden carts and steel wagons,
powered by equine legs or fiery pistons,