vast armored insect, kaiju crocodile,
ten-storey legs of undressed grey concrete;
the skytrain station dwarfs the blocks beneath
and vomits tracks which blot the sky for miles;
high on its knotted platforms, clicking stiles
accompany dull shuffling of feet;
its hulking belly sags above the streets
while pigeons stain its flanks; commuters file
onto its ramps like it’s their mothership.
the mammoth interchange’s gnarled maze
looms floating like a city subway stop
uprooted from the earth’s concealing grip
and hauled aloft, huge root-ball lost in haze
that dribbles yoga gyms and coffee shops.
from “108 sonnets”, available at http://bit.ly/108_sonnets. photo by me.