Friday, September 12, 2014

To the Revolutionary Cadres of Big Sur, Morro Bay, and Oxnard Shores (or, Sometimes a Great Ocean)

A short drive up the coast
            & the long walk back
(we had to confirm that the break was surfstainable)
but only during voodoo business hours
            Shadows on the water between tides
                        a pale green translucence
"It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars
and then back to the tide pool again."
            (John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez)
Each day is a lesson
knocking back cans of Oly & smoking
            Kool 100s w/Tippy-Toe Soul
                        out on the loading dock
to keep your blue eyes black
& your idle hands busy
            tunneling to Shangri-la
w/the seabreeze whispering like a billion dollars
in counterfeit bills
spilling from the canopy palms