Thursday, March 01, 2007

Bamboo Growing Inside a Big Glass Front

Bamboo Growing Inside a Big Glass Front

I smoke a cigar outside
the Marshall Federal
Judiciary Building.
D.C. reflects in its five-

story atrium, with its
lush forty-foot-high
bamboo: seagulls swirl
the majestic grandeur

of Union Station
and epic statues that
take no prisoners
--meanwhile, in Bagram,

a suicide bomber tries
to blow up Vice President
Dick Cheney. I remember

on Halloween how
a man disguised
as a banana navigated
the metal detectors
to the guards' laughter.

Christopher T. George
Follow the link through the title for more on the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building and its unique architecture.

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