Friday, April 28, 2017

More Musings in the Marco Polo Zone

Curiosities along
7th, 8th, and 9th streets
my vicinity and environs


Large calligraphic scroll
in Chinatown library

Asian-theme branch

Old Oakland gallery windows
embracing immigration to
North American
Primitive humans landed in San Diego
130,000 years ago
everyone else is a newcomer



Plenty of flesh-peddling
goes on

Flowers for sale
at the Friday Famer's Market

A lovely lady buys some

I see a lot of Crayola hair
I see a lot of Crayola hair
 these days
but her hair was perfect

 Today's an exhilarating
day in Spring
after so much chilly rain

Remembering David
a year later
 Ziggy went to
Sleepy Mountain

Vapor trails go by,
there's no one driving

Decorative objets d'arte
offered on Broadway sidewalk


Along the seismic seam between
 Old Oakland, Chinatown
and the West Oakland Police State

This emporium is  a mere block
away from where I live
I buy stoneware plates there
replacements for the ones I break

By the time I took this shot
the young counter-guy squawked
It was just a diversion though

I really wanted to get a image
of their security camera matrix
Last time I was in, the guy was staring
at the empty store as if social media

Without a doubt
there are some lost souls


Shall we go outside?
After dark?

This is the entrance to the courthouse
populated by overnight guests
who are in fact free to go


The old martial drumbeat
is back in style,
Sadly I didn't claim this free LP
despite it's preservation
would have encumbered me as
I walked the paradoxical streets

April 2017

No comments: