River of Light (Jan-Feb 2017)

River of Light 

by Marc Mangel


Broomfield, Colorado

Omni Interlocken Hotel

11th floor

The Denver-Boulder highway


3 pm

The highway flows

Cars in both directions

No shocks, no waves



5 pm


Cars visible

Lights on

White on one side

Red on the other

A river of light


6 pm


Only lights now

White lights

Red lights

A river of light


9 pm


Lights reflected in a mountainous building

Looming over the highway

Only white

A river of light

Shining, reflecting, flowing


Jan-Feb 2017