In the hotel lobby,
an abstract art-piece
catches the eye
of the Swarovski
crystals encrusting great
swaths of it than
any artistic merit
One has to step back
from the desk to realize
Hands clasped, let liquid
sparkles spill freely.
It's just a cup of coffee
a cappucino, alright
not just a cup of coffee
But, still - ordinary enough
you can order one almost
anywhere these days
Still, to have artworked
swirled into the surface
I hope that never becomes
Sometimes if you just concentrate
on skylines or architecture,
you might miss some subtler beauty
You know how the moon is really
only present as a reflection of the sun?
Some exquisiteness is merely mirrored
within the glass of others - don't forget
One thing that amused me about this rental:
it sported a license plate from Texas
and we're from Alberta - in Canada,
because of our oil resources, we're sometimes
referred to as "Texas north" . we got a bit
of a come-uppance when we parked in
Hudson, NY, though. The car in front of us?
A cool, sleek, black Maserati
It bears noting, I was just
at Ground Zero, at the memorial
museum there; how hard to
believe fifteen years have passed.
Nearby, a cellist dressed so fine
played -- I think Bach -- busking.
I remember a youngster watching
- the glow on his face, he was rapt.
Within Boston Common, there is an ancient cemetery
This stone, sadly beaten and smashed
Tells the tale of a life cut devastatingly short
Its fate - the stone's - left to leave readers wondering
at the name