Thursday, December 22, 2011

Make a list

an ounce of winter sunlight
a black cat bone
palm trees parked beneath halos
a tide book from 1998
a quarter mile slab of pavement from the Pacific Coast Highway
29 tons of beach sand
a wet-suit allegedly blessed by the Pope
The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen
a nine pound sledgehammer
a Marine Band harmonica in C
all the money I never had
the Hollywood sign in braille
a switchblade purchased from Joe Lopez in the playground at
              Saint Monica’s High School in 1974
thin veil of mist suspended above waves peeling over the reef
a dark passage veering off the reverence
something about her eyes when she turns away beneath the
              stuttering neon sky
wet sentences
white knuckles
Mexico City Blues