Friday, July 22, 2016

Protest March in Oakland














Blue lights cops on bikes
uh-oh my bus diverted
Broadway closed off





 They always notice
when you take their photo,
Don't think they like it



 

 After all they are after some
 serious business




 An angry mob of protesters
heading this way



Wait a minute
this mob is travelling
rather close to the ground


 It's mainly kids



 Little kids who are sad
and confused by the state of society



 Nice kids



 Summer campers with 
their guardians



 Families with little ones




 What the Constitution refers to as
The People




 Good people
with good hearts
against the barbaric
 authoritarians




Women and children
Families and senior citizens 
putting themselves on the line


 Followed by a longer parade,
a show of police power



 First come the light weight 
motorcycles
in case the kids
break off into
Anarchist splinter groups



 Then the heavy motorcycles
Show those women and children
some muscle
(that's right I'm taking
 your picture, Robocop)





 Of course Chopper
made the scene




 Then the old symbolic standby 
The police cruiser


 Lots and lots of police criuisers


The cops never run out of gas


They got caught with their pants down
recently when a flash protest
wound up vandalizing 
police headquarters
and taking over the highway






21 July 2016



Thursday, July 21, 2016

Neo-Berkeley in Technicolor II





The Way to Blue




Bear Country
 imagine a bear wearing a fez




 Saki fetishism



Realistic charred flesh toys



 served here


 Cool outdoor ceiling indeed
Big deal over the salvaged wood,
Leaves outdoor fan running
on a cool breezy day even when
closed for biz





 Ice cream is for children


 arrested flower childhood



 Bernie Sanders 
schlepped here




 Massive influx of calories is OK
If you combine it with episodes 
of massive calorie burn-off








 Patrons huddle in refuge 
from hyper-kinetic screens,
losers



 I bought an early dinner at Bongo-burger
and ate al fresco on the lip of campus,
Afterward,
 as I crossed the street
 phantasms came to meet me

 (see screens
Neo-Berkeley in Technicolor
Part one)



Home The Long Way






Splendor on the grass



 

 After the museum it was back 
to apparent sensory phenomena
Addison street



There was a large plastic garbage bag
full of woven items all new
prices tags on a lot of it,
Abandoned on the sidewalk,
I took a few items and left one
on the doorstep of a friend,
Odd
It was enough to open a flea market stall





A keeper




 

 Back to Bear Country,
oh, Leonardo...






I had a crepuscular
 dental appointment





 After a few replaced fillings
face still numb,
I got to cannabinize in earnest,
As I did I caught sight of 
of a giant purple bus


Curse you, giant purple bus







19 July 2016


Neo-Berkeley in Technicolor I









Outside the Museum
Free Admission

















































 Bodhisattva platform




 Tech trouble


 feed decay


 we may be losing our picture


 we're losing our picture



one small step for RAY man



















19 July 2016