Tampa

The PAD prompt for April 16th was to write a city poem.

a city on a bay
it’s a lightning city
with thunderstorms
and hurricanes
it’s a cigar city
with hand-rolled goodness
it’s a walking city
with people on the streets
day and night
it’s azalea and hibiscus
it’s  bougainvillea and palm trees
it’s Spanish music pouring from open windows 
with  ethnic markets and breweries
a river runs through it 
with alligators and a riverwalk
it’s neighbors and cracks in the sidewalk
it’s my city now

4 thoughts on “Tampa

  1. When I read the poem my memory was stirred when you mentioned cigar rolling.
    I had forgotten that we went to Tampa years ago when Doug attended meeting for a Principal company which Doug represented. We stayed at a hotel on Davis Island and visited Ybor City. It was a pleasant few days in Tampa.

    Sent from my iPad

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