Tag Archives: Lisa Noble’s Poetry about the Pike Place Market Seattle

Calling in Sick on a Friday When it isn’t Raining


Calling in Sick on a Friday when it’s not Raining



Real change lady shares her corner in front of the Sanitary Market

With me and my hat

Today I’m painting henna paisleys by donation


“In this months issue”, chants the real change lady,

“I’m one of the poets- buy a copy only a dollar”


We share spanokopita and a chai

My stuff and voice sprawling into her territory

Illustrated vegan cookie recipes

Hand made cards with cat faces and sequins


“Summer time and the livin’ is easy”

Ahh! Just like Janis

Elsewhere my files pile and the phone rings like a hungry baby


Escape market security move-alongs

Do I have a permit and report my quarters to the IRS

Don’t they know that I’m almost in high demand?


Piroski lunches and lattes to go- hey you hang up and listen

Buy a paper, support the arts, and sing along


I put out more product: self-published manifestos

Lavender scented jewelry- origami cat toys with dangly ribbon bits


Real change lady drops a handful of coins in my hat

As I read one her poems out loud

Voice cracking this stolen sunny Friday

I better dance when I sing “Fever”

People seem to like that


pen and ink drawing by Lisa Noble

pen and ink drawing by Lisa Noble