05 March 2008
more seagulls, Save-A-Lot parking lot, Pulaski, VA
Luna covering Velvet Underground's "Ride Into the Sun"
Looking West from Laguna Beach at Night
I've always liked the view from my mother-in-law's house at night,
Oil rigs off Long Beach
Like floating lanterns out in the smog dark Pacific,
Stars in the eucalyptus,
Lights of airplanes from Asia, and town lights
Littered like broken glass around the bay and back up the hill.
In summer, dance music is borne up
On the sea winds from the hotel's beach deck far below,
"Twist and Shout" or "Begin the Beguine."
It's nice to think that somewhere someone is having a good time,
And pleasant to picture them down there
Turned out, tipsy and flushed, in their white shorts and their
Later, I like to sit and look up
At the mythic history of Western civilization,
Pinpricked and clued through the zodiac.
I'd like to be able to name them, say what's what and how who got
Curry the physics of metamorphosis and its endgame,
But I've spent my life knowing nothing.