The Mandatory Daily Meeting Of The Los Angeles Bus Riders Union Local 238 (Solid State)
Indistinct from the finely grooved
“all over.” And
from the others
on the bleachers,
their arms at their sides,
hands flat and palms down on
Maybe the anodized finish preventing corrosion….
Or maybe the chemically compromised
endurance limit of this light
maybe the wholly impractical bird's-eye perspective
the gradual incline arrangement
density grooved metal planks
our anamorphic images are painted over requires to
see us as we truly are
caused this interconnected feeling that holds us
here as prey for any gust of wind that may disperse the morning
mist like wisps of cotton over the empty and
unused athletic field behinds us.
Undistorted and free of the normal perspective of people
who walk on the sidewalk or drive
past where we sit, unobserved, we consider the fixed
point of the keyhole that blinks with the wings of the watchers above.
Fine threaded shafts of bolts through holes
drilled as tight collars writhe
to saw and grind.
No moving parts is always a gamble.