Alley Eyes

10 February 2021 – But then there are all the days that I don’t go down in the woods.

I go down an urban alley instead.

Where, for once, my eyes slide past the marching hydro poles that usually obsess me, even past the red dumpster positively shouting for attention…

to land on that convex mirror on the left, greedily pulling peripheral images onto its bulging surface.

I move in close, peer upwards…

and discover a whole dancing universe of lines, arcs, and circles.

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  1. Alleys like that are fascinating – there’s one in a town near me (not Anacortes, but the bigger town that’s near I-5 called Mt. Vernon). Oh, Joe says maybe it was somewhere else – anyway, I don’t remember seeing this kind of pole arrangement in any alleys back east.

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  2. Mary C

     /  13 February 2021

    Those hydro poles really dominate the alley. Interesting lines though.

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