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A Hundred Gourds 2:4 September 2013
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As We Start the Final Hill

I write my name
in the frost on my car -
birdsong


Cold seeps into boots and gloves
Mozart wafts from a window


Clouds of warm breath
hover above the hoods,
soon disappear


10K - the taiko drummer
as we start the final hill


Solo bass begins,
slowly joined by violins -
Beethoven flash mob


Hush after the movement ends -
cellphones ring, wrappers rustle




J. Zimmerman, Santa Cruz, California, USA
David Sherertz, Berkeley, California, USA
Ceinwen Carney, Berkeley, California, USA




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