If I whispered,
as we walked on Seward Park path
into the old growth forest
(yes, just South of the city is an old growth forest),
that: ‘you know, this place is sacred’. . .
would you stop texting on your goddamn phone?
Christopher J. Jarmick is a Seattle Area writer and a former Los Angeles TV producer who has curated and hosted monthly poetry readings and special events since 2001. Last year he became the co-owner of BookTree, Kirkland, Washington’s only new and gently-used independent bookstore. His latest poetry collection, Not Aloud (2015) is from MoonPath Press.