FOR L.A.: TWO PAYCHECKS FROM DETROIT PART 1
Whether we call it encumberment or our magnum opus,
For the passionate, the soul has been claimed—
tethered so as not to wander too far.
Or come too close.
The experience is like biting into a plum at the farmer’s market on
A hot summer day: sour, sweet, ripe and dripping with a sweet sacrifice
FOR L.A.: TWO PAYCHECKS FROM DETROIT PART 2
You didn’t do a bad thing
any more than a dandelion seedling
Pushes its tender body through the sharded walls
Escaping in the crack of its sidewalk cemetery
just to feel the light of day.