Cobra City


The red radio towers of Pinnacle Hill

Flash like butane escalators

to the palace of stars

& Cobra City

Appears as a bowlful of rubies

On a tablecloth of whispering pines.

Beseiged by hopes & fears

how can one wish

to hold          for long

The light of the setting sun.



Rochester, NY




[Published in Prairie Falcon.

1989 by Jim Cohn.]




Prairie Falcon
(North Atlantic Books, 1989)