Portland, Oregon by Patrick Jamieson

Bring me back to Portland,

where the brave birds of America
lay waiting, laying promises of
drizzly afternoons.

where the lazy lovers suffer through
a summer, splitting further
into two.

where the twilight falls on suburbs,
from Her driveway. Where the skyline
sits ablaze; where

I named love after you.

Bring me back to Portland,

where the currency is kindness in a
capitalist state; a small wealth
spent on fate.

where simplicity is more than just a
phase, auctioned off on
late July Sundaze.

where the roses hail Columbia, debating
peace and weather, bunching
soulfully together; where

I briefly dreamt I’d stayed.


Published by

Jeremiah Walton

Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

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