386.

I see floating seagulls
a few feet below, unfailing and quiet against
the cars that speck their background; one dares
and drifts to eyes’ level, hovering
in muddy darkness, a scar of gray paint
on black canvas. For a moment, a sort of peace
is salvaged from the beauty. But the floor moves,
a wind that’s cold in June stings my eyes, and lights
below seem an array of stars.

excerpt from “Being from Clinton, Oklahoma and Visiting the Empire State Building in June, at Night” by Cory Brown

Advertisements

About Amber Donofrio

A writer, contemporary art enthusiast, avid reader, baker, nature appreciator, and art critic.
This entry was posted in Literature, Quote, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s