Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Wind Tunnel Dreams: Month of Myth

Seven Faeries of Boston

1.
The faeries of MIT dip and wheel
on wings glittering with circuitry
gathered in tribes
by programming language
their code sublimely elegant

2.
The faeries of Cambridge
have wings of paper
rustling behind them
tobacco-brown and deep-red inks
staining them in lost words

3.
The merfolk of the Harbor
comb candy wrappers from their hair,
but keep the beer bottles
for elaborate art installations,
fashion jewelry from pull-tabs

4.
The Green Monster
feeds on the energy on crowds -
is dormant in winter,
but is, for a time,
the center of power in this place

5.
The flower fae of the Gardens
and the yellow-feathered fae of the Common
have a truce, a pact
malleable borders
(some have married and raised golden-petaled daughters).

6.
The gnomes of the Big Dig
follow behind the crews
undoing what is done
leaving it unfinished,
their perfect home.

7.
The leprechauns of Southie
will kick your ass
if you so much as look at them
sideways.
So don't.








The next Vegas story is something like this for there; it's how Hal assembles the deck he has in "Fortune", by visiting the kami of Las Vegas.

Tell me about the faeries of your home. And if you're enjoying Wind Tunnel Dreams, toss a little money in the tip jar to get my kid to Awesome Camp!
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