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February 27, 2003


                              pure art  
Went to the City Repair workshop,
watched a rehash of last night's program
(it was good but the room was dark and
i closed my eyes for a few easy minutes).

Then we walked around the Int'l District,
examining with a critical eye intersections.
I watched pigeons and seagulls, their shadows
big swooping up buildings. The pigeons sit
close together on a wire, city birds used to crowding.
A man does tai chi in sandals as another passes
on a Segway. We go back inside to play with clay,
envisioning ways to improve community space.

My first act is to craft a skateboarder and I place
him in the middle of the street. It's the only person
anyone places and I don't mean to be preachy
but any one body is all it takes to reclaim a place.

Still, it's a cool exercise and improves my mood
from hopeless futility to transcendent creativity,
but maybe there was MSG in the Vietnamese food
that followed because after riding the 26 bus home
I denied sun and society, took a nap on the couch.