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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Pedestrian killed in Rockville

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

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110 Trail
584
14th Street Bridge
1698
Arlington Mill Trail
433
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
244
CC Connector
823
Clarendon EB bike lane
214
Custis Bon Air Park
1036
Custis Rosslyn
1173
Fairfax EB bike lane
144
Joyce St NB
101
Joyce St SB
49
Key Bridge East
1057
Key Bridge West
562
Military NB bike lane
62
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2429
Quincy NB bike lane
125
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
378
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1518
WOD Bon Air Park
1522
WOD Bon Air West
1944
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
1526
Wilson WB bike lane
274

Peds counted

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110 Trail
4455
14th Street Bridge
423
Arlington Mill Trail
849
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
357
CC Connector
635
Custis Bon Air Park
704
Custis Rosslyn
671
Joyce St NB
127
Joyce St SB
182
Key Bridge East
4941
Key Bridge West
1992
MVT Airport South
391
Roosevelt Bridge
368
TR Island Bridge
1588
WOD Bon Air Park
1148
WOD Bon Air West
1082
WOD Columbia Pike
0
WOD East Falls Church
615

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Year to Date
7551608
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