Bellevue College Panorama

Bellevue College Panorama


The car climbs up the ramp to the fifth level,

slides in between white parallel lines.

Before me in the distance

jagged slopes of dark and white,

call me to contemplation.

My inner being, greater than “I”,

whispers, “Aahhh,”

The rooftops evaporate and the sounds

of the motor recedes.

In that moment as the light ascends

the clouds are paying homage.


Only the digital movement of the dial

goads me to turn off the car and get out.

I hoist my backpack and head down ,

across the campus to work.


Some part of me sees myself heading

up into the passes,

to stand on a stony ridge

Instead of this concrete parking garage.


Diantha Zschoche 2017