Thursday, September 25, 2008

Boise Train Depot

Driving up Vista Avenue
I saw the old Bell Tower embraced in scaffolding
Looking like an antebellum rocket ship
in white stucco and red tile
Workers scurrying around its gantry
The last bits of fog rolling away from the base
Like the hot breath of some infernal steam engine
Preparing for liftoff
As the bells ring out the countdown

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