the blue building

the blue
is painted over bricks and over
a diagonal set of indoor stairs that
may have had windows one time but
now are bricks covered blue as well
and the blue
extends over in a shadow on the sidewalk
and picks up the little knobs and knots
on every building, ducts or meters — allblue
in the sun the whole building takes a disco
stance and proclaims
slate powder sky ocean traces of your eyes


  1. thanks Peter!! i want to travel to Sweden someday (my great-grandmother Alice B. Johnson, the poet also featured here, was part Swedish!) in fact we still do a nice Swedish Christmas Eve dinner every year! more on that later this year…..

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