Literature In Los Angeles


In POETRY on July 21, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Poem by Jared Fortunato.


Stars on the sidewalk  
cracked black granite set with gold
cigarette butts and styrofoam cups
litter the firmament beneath the feet
of defiant girls walking two abreast
icicle heel percussion  
igniting dust to crackle static charge  

Temples on the corner  
step ziggurat in plaster and neon  
spandex prayers and tinsel offerings
siren through air conditioned doorways
calling camera blind tourists  
forensic glass rituals   
sacrificing breath to the sun  

Poem by Jared Fortunato.

Photo by Jared Fortunato.

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