Northwest District, Portland, OR.
Friends I know
from Albuquerque said, "We're going to The Santa Fe, do you
want to come? I don't feel like making the 60 mile trip, I
thought, not realizing they meant the Santa Fe Restaurant, a short
For a moment, I was in New Mexico again!
Looking for a place
located in another city, neurons map various substitutions, exchanging
names, foods, fashions, diseases, religions too.
Ecologies differ. One grades wizened browns, another verdant greens,
a rabid sun, or haze and drizzle.
Today, a bridge's humped spine forms an artificial
horizon supporting strings of motorized vehicles over choppy waters
carving this city in two: united by integrity, and by what's