Western Washington University –
beautifully built artistry

Bellingham, Washington –
120 miles away

Zen Sushi –
sushi bar with colored plates
Dining hall –
buffet for the dorm with a good view
Zoe’s –
morning bagel and coffee

Higginson Hall –
Concrete blocks
Nash –
bricks red, curvy, and huge
Mathias –
red brick tower apartments

Red Square –
South Campus –
industrial environmental

Boardwalk –
park and rocky beach
Wood’s Coffee –
(in)competent baristas
Bellingham Bay –
crisp and bright and blue and clear

British Colombia factory –
pumping smoke into the horizon
Canadian Rocky Mountains –
craggy snowcaps on clear days
Kayakers –
Yachts –
watching the races

Room 286 –
cozy, small
Bed –
sleeping sweater
Shower –
sync in cupcake body wash

On the I-5 North, 4 p.m.
Long drive –
sigma playlist, GPS, pleasantly sore
longer to get there in anticipation
Freeway –
fast speeds, lanes, miles, signs

Friendly people –
hipsters and skateboarders, triggerers
Her –
She’s amazing
Drivers –

Necklace –
zero discord turtle
Outfits –
shorts and shirts and socks
Inventory –
wallet, keys, phone, knife

Poem for the
Weekend of
May 27th – 30th
in 2016

Published by Jake Thomas Shaw

Concerned with memory, currency, and destiny, I strive to capture each one as they happen. Join me and consume reality! Radio Reality. City!

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