The Poetry Project


Joshua Escobar aka DJ Ashtrae

whenever traffic double-crosses
a day like this
the cynder block drop the miles of
revenue xxxxxxx& bougainvilleaxxx
youth sweet & psycho
you know the chain link fences
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxaround them
xxxxxxxwho listens to radio in the Agua Mesa district
so long the programs churn in the sun
the Agua Mesa district
where no one recognizes us
traffic sleeps forever &
the wind outruns the youth
only on Sundays
the Agua Mesa district
the Agua Mesa district
drink with me a little, beautiful
drool on me a little, beautiful
what intimacy isn’t fleeting
what night isn’t a little beautiful

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