California

Written by: Chad Wood

We see art deco sunsets and
paisley palm trees
        
         on a citizen ship

                  in cheddar seas.

Up goes the sun -
an impressionist's blot, while

nor'easters push pigments
through pastel parking lots.

In a sense, we are blind in
this rush hour mosaic

       in a photovoltaic landscape

               on a Californian wave.

In another sense we're naked
as the greenly palms flit

       as the sun waves goodbye
              
               to our citizen ship.