behind you in the city

You know my name

i don’t know yours

wandering town

choking heat vapor

___

I know your face but you don’t know mine

glass shop windows, sunlit refraction

smell the melting city

living Dalí, dead world

___

I follow you 

black jean jacket

sidewalks loaded

fifty dollars for a cake

feral panhandlers

muse drifting

pay the mortgage

chase your dreams

___

Aggressive music

molded grapes in a bag

house for rent

chrome forty-five

fuck the president

you look rebellious

today

___

Ice cream

a summer shell

a voice: love me 

you’re looking for something

credit card swipe

crooked bacchus

___

suddenly Stan Getz

in a raincoat

no bus fare

Colfax meanderer

i’ve met you before,

he says

____

sculptures of horses

destroying each other

temporarily i lose you

forget your voice

family burdens, debts

hang on walls

___

joyous are we

behind sunglasses

  behind you in the city

    who’s behind me?

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