L.A., Vignettes

A Conversation Under a Bridge

This photo was taken on La Cienega Blvd. under the 10 freeway on December 13, 2018. There’s a long red light under that bridge, and you can’t help but look around, and you can’t help but talk about what’s around, and so a conversation happened, and it happened like this: “I thought of it as […]

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L.A., Vignettes

What Happened to Western Avenue?

What happened to the good ol’ days? Well, they went away with the winter rains. The gutter took them from block to block and dumped down to the beach where the tourists play, down by the Santa Monica Pier. What happened to Western Avenue? They took away its soul and replaced it with a ghoul. But […]

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Vignettes

Words Written

Her voice was thunderous, all things went mute, headed for the backgrounds, power audibles coming through. “Natapos mo ba?” “Opo,” I said with my head down, looking at my dirty toenails. She held my hand and dragged me down the hallway. My slippers slip, slipping away. She led me to my table inside my bedroom […]

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Jungle Rules

Inside the No. 52. Long Beach Transit. Blue limo gold. A woman choked. “Your momma,” she said, before the man lunged forward. His hands on her neck. Spittle everywhere. White hands gripped the rail. Red faced with a bus-full of diverted eyes. No one. Nobody cared. In the ‘hood, you are on your own. Attack and […]

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