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Friday, December 12, 2014

Free Concert

Postcard From San Francisco – 1968 FREE CONCERT


Sunday in the park
September – San Francisco

Band Shell orchestra
beneath the last of warming suns
conductor taps his wand
preparing for the anthem
some now stand
but others are too old, or tired.

A flock of pigeons flare above us
startled by the sudden blare of brass and drums
their loose formation makes a graceful, sweeping curve
with military grace
above the scattered crowd.

Eye glasses glitter
watching as they wheel against a hard blue sky
returning bravely to their nests when the triumphant noise has ended.

They all know the score.

Published Breadline Press West Coast Anthology 2012

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