Friday, August 19, 2022

Moments In and Out of Context

A row of skin trees
  by the Crystal Cathedral ...
I am here now
  but it is a now
Like a snifter of liqueur 
  that I handle and sift
And sip at my leisure,
  in this summer of basil

When we contemplate love
  as the end of time 
In the great ladle
  in the sky
That tells us
  where the time went
And how it was a myth

California pours out
  in filtered light,
Obsolescent mermaid queen
  of the realm of gold
Seeking. The new Chronos,
  Rock and Roll,
Signs as time while a Volkswagen
  Thing rolls by.