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

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 
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,

 I bought an early dinner at Bongo-burger
and ate al fresco on the lip of campus,
 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,
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