richard lopez

from east sac eclogues

at the blue lamp
the marquee says it’s showtime
but 3 bandmates
sit beneath the sign
that announces their name
spread between
van & trailer
absorbed in their duties
to organize a tour
via their phones
heads bent
twitter facebook & instagram
all eyes & thumbs


my son & i
go outside
to see the
international space station
fly by
the waiting
sorta like all that
waiting i did
as a kid
for that ufo
to come
beam me
up & take me away
from all the shit
& more waiting
& did never appear

richard lopez is a poet, blogger & metaphysical city walker. he recently co-edited with John Bloomberg-Rissman & T.C. Marshall a double volume anthology of writings about the anthropocene titled The End of the World Project.
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