I had not visited Portland Oregon in many years until I arrived on June 12, 2015. On my Light Rail ride into downtown, I recorded my observations. They are just bullet points, but we will call it “free verse.”
WELCOME TO PORTLAND:
Ugly people making out on a street corner.
Texting on a bike while crossing light rail tracks.
Woman in wheelchair with three dogs.
Hippie skirt, backpack, and camera.
Freegan with skull skirt pulling a styrofoam container from the trash can at the food truck park and taking two bites.