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The Heart of the City at Minus 8 Degrees

A Valentine’s Day poem written during my walk to work.  A bus stop advertisement mentions “the heart of the city” and inspires the title.

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The Gastown steamclock in Vancouver, BC

The Heart of the City at Minus 8 Degrees

The smell of rotten vegetables touches my nostrils

The city is a fermenting refrigerator

A hint of freshly dug dirt

The sidewalk under repair

Diesel exhaust –

Frozen hearts of the workmen

Engines running to stay warm on Valentine’s Day

___

Hardened souls,

Yet the scent of colognes and perfumes

Betrays secret desires

How embarrassing to need love

Hold me, on Valentine’s Day

___

My eyes meet other eyes

For a moment, the reality of city life:

Wide open hearts, closed windows

Always I wonder

Who is chasing whom,

Valentine?

 

Critical Thinking:

Take two minutes to mentally review your day, recalling images  and seeing them behind your closed eyes.  Write a short poem of your own.  Three or four lines will do!  Use a metaphor, which is a literary device for comparison and symbolism, a word or description is applied to something that it is not.  Example: “your eyes are oceans.”

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