Emerald City

Cyclists whizzing by, odd-shaped packages tethered to backs and bikes.

Cafes of all quality and variety on so many corners.

Dreds, fun shoes, wild ink.

Views of the mountains from any vantage point.

Misty, moisty, breezy, fresh, sea-salty air.

mountains are behind the clouds

Artisan soups, crusty breads, indoor-outdoor shops.

Vines everywhere. Green, growth, living things, lush, rain.

Lofts, city-living, gardens, farms, chickens.

Bikes on busses. Dogs inside. Art outside.

Lovers.