Saturday, September 28, 2013

Too Big Reseda Sky.

Too Big Reseda Sky
by james bezerra

The sky is too big,
too blue today.
Too cloudless and somehow …
… heavy.

This is not huge
West Texas
sky over the empty.
This is big Southern
California sky;
Slate blue and
empty up above
so much street, so
much asphalt, so
much traffic
of so many sorts.

Above the 101
it taunts you
with its endless expanse
while you stare at
the BMW in
front of you.
Tail lights all red.

It glares down
at you on
Reseda while you
bake in your
car and a kid
sails by on a
too focused
on his forward motion
to look up.


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