The poetic city: “The Portal”


The portal pothole (Photo by: Reece Burka)

The Portal 

The pothole was just a pothole 
on a dirt road until the rain came 
and the pothole became a puddle. 
The puddle became more than 
a puddle when it was photographed 
and appeared as a miniature pond. 
The pond reflected the tops of trees 
all pointing to its center and 
turned its surface into a portal. 
At the center of the portal lay 
a small white rock that created 
an illusion of indeterminate depth… 
All of which combined to 
create a metaphor for 
the source of all things. 
Reece Burka


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