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Poem: Emerald City

 I came from a place of deciduous trees
And 100% humidity
When I landed at SeaTac in June
It was too cold for my short sleeves
Even though the sun shone high
In blue skies over Mount Rainer
Casting long shadows from the evergreens
Of emerald city
Queen City
Jet city

It was no Charm City
But it had its own charms

It charmed me from the East Coast
With West Coast vibes
Giving up the Chesapeake bay
For the Puget sound
Rolling Appalachian blue ridges
For the snow peaked Cascades

No one is from Seattle
Who hasn’t been driven from it
And I’ll take my place
Among those who don’t belong

Copyright © 2021 TJS Sherman All rights reserved.


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