Writing From Here: Strange and Distant Beauty

That’s how I feel about writing from Venice Beach after two months. Back home in Toronto the kitties are all fine and it looks like that will continue. Thank God.

So tonight a new group of people have arrived—several from Germany, all pale and ridiculously fit, all the women looking like Uma Thurman crossed with Mary Hopkin.

I just wish the politics here were so friendly.

Now white folks want to start watching polling places in majority-black precincts. Really? Fuck them. Fuck Truethevote.

The Right has gone insane. They’ve been there awhile. Period.

But as to beauty….it hurts to see. It’s strange, distant, and deeply painful.


About johnwylam1957

I'm a poet and teacher now living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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