Thursday, November 5, 2015


It was surreal, an out-of-body experience
We walked through a park-like setting
glancing back at the Capitol often
as if reassuring ourselves it did exist
Almost the whole way, we could see it
The needle pointing to the sky, so tall
it can be seen from miles away,
the Washington Monument ... just the way
it's portrayed on TV or in movies
only more so, you know?

And then, we're close enough to see it
unimpeded and I swear my heart roared
loud in my ears; it was suffocating but
wildly thrilling
I tried to capture it with my camera, knowing
there was no way to trap it, no way to
contain anything this grand, but, I had to try.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, to see what we have always seen, in books, on TV, in magazines, is amazing!