This was written on June 2, 2013 for the Poetic Bloomings prompt Monuments and Landmarks. This poem is a description of some pictures I have taken of the Cloud Gate, informally known as The Bean. That is how I have snapped The Bean.
The Bean can be found in Millennium Park in Chicago, IL.
Snapping the Bean
A couple in silhouette
multiplies into black ripples
soon merging overhead.
Zoom in closer and reflect
a curvy abstract of tiles
and clouds surrounded in black.
Snap a man touching its surface
to create an upside-down shadow
beneath jagged clumps of snow.
See it become a giant inner tube
with backlighting on tiles
and snow clouds floating by.
Reflect on this.
I have snapped the Bean.
Sheryl Kay Oder