Balloons over Albuquerque

K. Roberts

Around  the canyon we spin
like a corkscrew,
as if opening a bottle of wine
to toast the evening.

Autumn air will soon be crisp as salad,
five hundred festival balloons
afloat in the valley
like bubbles in chilled champagne,
rainbow-colored bubbles.

It isn’t October yet, but I’ll peek
over my shoulder, expectantly,
a mile or two outside of Albuquerque.
Here /not here/there/not there,
that trick memory likes to play.

A glass big enough
for the Statue of Liberty –

though isn’t it a party already,
without colossal guests?
The sherbet of the sunset,

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Hot Air balloons over Albuquerque, New Mexico

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