Thursday, October 17, 2013

Like a trick you can do w/an ordinary deck of cards

The spaceship touches down
on the bluff above the beach
but I’m not worried I got
1) a machete in the car
2) a bottle of pharmaceutical grade tequila
3) & you
looking like Ava Gardner
in The Night of the Iguana

Today is Thursday but it feels more like Taco Tuesday
diving into a puddle of wet sand
& surfacing like the Jack of Hearts

while stolen shoes & a hand-carved contingency plan might
alleviate the symptoms
we’re still hollow-eyed lifers
testing the water on the last coast on earth

& we’ll be here as long as the gods keep sending us these
postcard sunsets signed with love
which is something you find reassuring somehow
but it’s not that kind of love