Oakland

Ocean fog thick in the avenue night
white Christmas lights in October
Shamrock Arms Bar
glowing green & red
through clear quartz-glass block front
the Dead Sailor Girls will play tomorrow
salt taste in air
where I’m a lost spirit
gliding over the rain-sheen streets
empty of cars & people

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Diamond in the Sky, solvent transfer and cotton thread on canvas, 20″x22″, 2014, by Jonathan Cowan

–Marc Olmsted

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