Moving Words 2006 Poems

Living in Arlington

by Robert L. Giron

Virginia your gardens
are like Monets in May
your lawns like satin in July
your aroma the nectar
of a sweet land.

Five Mile Poem

by Jillisa Hope Milner

We were walking home late.
She started saying a poem –
I mean, just speaking from her belly.
A five-mile poem that came to her
as she said it. To the trees, and sky,
and road, whatever else was out there that night.
We couldn’t remember it the next day.
But that’s how things are.
People, poems, are here, then gone,
just like that.

Sunday Evening

by Mark Tarallo

After sundown, toward night,
the sky an oversaturated
lunar blue, darkening
imperceptibly. Regrets
flicker – in and out – like
the broadcast tower lights
above Fort Reno Park.
Two skinny redheads, in chain
studs and Megadeth T-shirts,
lie hugging in the grass.

Living on a Boat

by Jennifer Gresham

The Earth forgets you: soil buckles beneath your step,
your inner ear lost to a shell lodged in the sand.
You constantly hear music – current stretched taut
as a string, fish gliding like mindless bows.

Then the nights when stars lead you to an empty harbor
and the anchor sleeps deep in mud. Starfish feast on an acre
of oysters. The flukes of whales shine against a full moon.
And you, cupped in Nature’s slippery, silver hand,
each sentence a ripple licking the shore.

Autumn Haiku

by Cheryl L. Crockett

Orange rustling
Skirmish amongst brown squirrels
Over stolen nuts.

From “Wishes for Emory”

by Tod Ibrahim

Follow your course: a spring river high
in the mountains shaped by gravity, hard earth.
Turn your head like a lioness on the Serengeti,
eating off the savannah in spring.
Hike in summer light Parker’s Ridge
to the Saskatchewan Glacier above the Athabasca.
Hear when wind shifts, leaves fall, the way
rain smiles – a stranger’s touch to your back.

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110 Trail
417
14th Street Bridge
1572
Arlington Mill Trail
483
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
212
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
146
Custis Bon Air Park
1016
Custis Rosslyn
1788
Fairfax EB bike lane
168
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
38
Key Bridge East
1042
Key Bridge West
511
Military NB bike lane
43
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2328
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
73
Roosevelt Bridge
335
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1434
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
1252
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
192

Peds counted

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110 Trail
691
14th Street Bridge
222
Arlington Mill Trail
452
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
401
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
371
Custis Rosslyn
314
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
1791
Key Bridge West
829
MVT Airport South
241
Roosevelt Bridge
116
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
345
WOD Bon Air West
662
WOD Columbia Pike
379
WOD East Falls Church
0

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