the central ore in the slum-ified
takeoff’s footgear full of radio—
in an edgy,
which musicked the tramways, the bus
route sparky distance as western town
———————–light storm off
David Lau is the author of the book of poems Virgil and the Mountain Cat (University of California Press). He co-edits Lana Turner: a Journal of Poetry and Opinion and teaches writing at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College.