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Things That Shine In Quebec City As the Sun Falls

Light on the ball

of glass, on

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the puddles

under the Hilton.

The St. Lawrence glows,

the flagpoles,

edges of buildings.

A yellow car in the

salmon light.

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Lights are starting to go on.

Green copper roofs glow,

shadows of clouds

over sailboats

on the water.

The smell of leaves,

cool wind blowing.

The water

a ripple of light

like a flag of glass.

Diamond ripples.

I think of Diamond Head,

light that seemed

magical in a strange

town. The only

familiar sign is

one that says

Kresge's. Light

that will glow

when what

seems to

might not.

Green diamonds,

red diamonds,

blue diamonds

starting to cover

the hill.

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