Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Psychedelic Sunset










A burst of color before the darkness








Red earth flora




An artisan selling pipes
what's the nature of this
passing scene?



The psychedelic sun also rises
a trip room in broad daylight


 
I chatted up a kind fellow with some bud
we discussed entheogens and the like
my experience and study was extensive
and nostalgically long ago



 A t home I encountered
anew shower curtain
for Easter week






 An eerie contrast in light
when I went outside again
after supper








 
A cherished motif and subject
the antiquated walls of
Union Machine Works



Moving on but
I'm sticking to the union



Approaching sundown
the evening train
thunders this way





Three spines with rib gages
inchoate faces
came toward me in the sky



 
Things rapidly
transformed
  the extra-planet effect

 


Some people look at the beauty
of a sunset sky
acknowledge it rationally
and want to go



Others of us stand transfixed
in an aesthetic state
brushstrokes of momentary color
 intimate immortality






Infrared flowers
in the most oblique light
calling me home




24 April 2017



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Garden Cat




Buds are forthcoming roses
animals cop curious poses
So early in the Spring





Clouds dropped me off
on upper Grand Avenue
Piedmontese around here


 
To an native Yankee like myself
the world of flowers I encountered
on the West Coast continues to be
one of continual wonder





In California
the flora are in your face



Another green world







 
I am fond of passages
where no cars go


 
A girl with red hair
reads a book
under a canopy of green








Premature day for the roses
actually


 I found one bush in bloom
with ecstatically fragrant blossoms






But we are not here for the roses



Not sure it shows but...




I am very
very high



Well, well,
look who's here



Better not wake
my extra-sensory pal



He couldn't care less



Go all Edward Muybridge
on your turkey ass



We ere expecting
the Easter Bunny



Despite over-population
on both sides





We are not allowed to eat them
as hear they're as gamey
as an old pole cat



Looking kind of pre-historic
there, aereopterix







A mind-expanding
soul-growing
psychedelic biosphere


As if the doors of perception
were cleansed



As if the heart and soul
were opened
to the sky


Isabella
We are floating,













April 2017









Veloraptor Circles Campus









Living fossil of the alt-right Androcene period

Sightings around UC Berkeley Campus
have been predicted as a feeding frenzy
of staged political violence
follows in the wake
of one-party control
of society and economy




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Strolling Oakland: Chinatone to the Warehouse Zone














A walk on a cloudy Saturday last month
a cloudy Saturday just like today


As the crow flies
a bird's eye view
let's see
what I think I saw




 Into China like
a latter-day Marco Polo
 Somewhat gloomy
no one really knows
what goes on here




 Mysteries without solutions
like this quixotic vacant lot
untrampled amid the multitudes




Chinese throw shapes


 Ethnic notional wall paintings
turns out this is a gang headquarters
I snuck up and pounced on them
the pussies



Anti-white privilege
the process where one minority
claims the victimization and response
due to another far more oppressed






 The haunted Oakland Portal
the living are rarely present

The other side of the sculpture
a portal
over the tunnel to Alameda


 A red brick district

 Seen in A Hard Day's Night

 A wall as palimpsest

Around here
even the dogs
drink Guinness


 Nice textures
Couldn't tell if it was a gym
or a place selling gym equipment





Repurposed as housing
and modular biz space


 Springtime
West of the Rockies
Monahan monolith
the best-looking guy
in my high school was a Monahan
He seemed bashful about his good looks



Coin of the real estate realm


 Some guys have necks
thicker than their heads



Jack London Square
train station
end of today's trail


 Two o'clock in the afternoon







18 March 2017