Greenish Yellowish Houses

by Jeanne Morel

—after Italo Calvino


If, stars subdue suburbs [streets

if someone scaffolds


interrupt darkness

if darkness

if, dissatisfied


show blueprints

show trestles


show scaffolds

downtown [flower beds


arrive [whisper hastily

If, stars sub out streets


show blueprints

if dialogues


if swaying

if sky

Jeanne Morel is the author of the chapbooks, I See My Way to Some Partial Results, (Ravenna Press), Jackpot, (Bottlecap Press), and That Crossing Is Not Automatic (Tarpaulin Sky Press). She lives in Seattle.