The perfect place if you like the rain.
steep sidewalks rise to multicultural cloud formations
smoke rings, clowns, machines
the simple, flat Puget Sound mocks the complicated peaks around
the streets crawl with fraught artistic minds - a live folk museum
with misplaced skyscrapers
because they can
to show they have it
success ain't just an East Coast thang
and have you tasted our coffee?
roots in self-pride. pride in self-expression
I'll take my coffee green, please
I'll rock a reverse mohawk
because I can
and i think about how there are no playgrounds, few parks
yet the taxes soar like the Columbia Center which the Sky Needle cowers beneath
if the homeless got the bucks from the piggy bank in Pike Place Market, would that be enough?
or would they still live the streets
catch z's in the park
speak to the totem
smoke grass, use grass as bedding
a wisp from the coffee shop that took some beans, a brand, made a billion bucks
'cause the coffee's good
because they could