Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two

Ode to Los Angeles

I wrote this poem just to annoy a friend who keeps sending me her poetry.
It's not good, but then, it only took 30 seconds.

arteries lined with palms
and porn and commerce
and empty smiles
of abandoned strip malls

broken glass on the walks
to tear the soles of barefoot
pedestrians lucky enough
to stranded like starfish at low-tide

more promises are made here
than in any other place in time or space
and lies are as thick as traffic
like ticks on a mangy dog

the ocean and the earth
conspire to shake the city
into the depths where it can at last
be crushed and cleansed

and kept in the dark
where it belongs.
- David Krieger 5 May, 2005


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