Friday, November 6, 2015

Stolling Oakland's Past

Certain details recall for me the actual old Oakland 
The one I first encountered thirty-five years ago

This has been here for a while now,
what one sees everyday becomes sacred

 The languorous lumbering lakeside

 Across the water,
into the weeds

 The vicinity of the lake
Unstable and subject to turbulence

Spleen and ideal

 Modern urban center
With reverberation from Tobacco Road

The epic of Pacific Coast culture

Gets dark early,
A little chilly out
Nice night for a movie

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