Chris LaMay-West /Thoughts on Viewing the Façade of a Vietnamese Restaurant, Post & Larkin/

Thoughts on Viewing the Façade of a Vietnamese Restaurant, Post & Larkin

 

Every day and every day
we are confronted
with vast shadowy apparitions

Plane in flight
painted on the side
of a Vietnamese restaurant

Car parked in front,
its rusted blue roof
caved in

Legs of a furtive dream spider
spread on the wall
in the alley

And with us upon whom
the fulfillment of the ages
has come

lies the duty
the pressing, imminent need
to decipher

the Talmud of the mundane

 

 


 

 

Chris LaMay-West believes in the power of rock music, Beat poetry, and the sanctity of Star Trek. He has appeared in Kitchen Sink and Morbid Curiosity, in various online venues including the Rumpus and Opium, and in the Mortified reading series. A California native, Chris recently expatriated to Vermont, where he writes, works for a college, serves as the poetry editor for Mud Season Review, and lives with his lovely bride, two cats, a dog, and several chickens. His literary exploits can be followed at: https://chrislamaywest.com/

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