Saint Brasher

from by Great Apes



I found a hidden shelter
down in Room 23
lunch left of the dial
with Ms. Kennedy

stale coffee and old books
a worn stack of LPs
a poster of Saroyan
Beat Happening

Into the Wild, in her I confide
through Big Sur, let the luminary guide
she’s Antolini in a school of hacks and phonies
when the Bell Tolls, I leave riding a Red Pony

I found my voice
with the unsung heroes
I found my place
with the Less Than Zeroes

she could see the shine
sinking in my eyes
and she said,
“The hurt will ebb and flow on manic tides.”
Into the Unknown, let the Out of Step guide
beneath the Crooked Rain, with her by my side
in a Room Without a Window, she’s a set of stairs
oh, she dared to dare, so I Will Dare

she said, “be careful, boy. this town it’s so cruel.
squeeze every drop of life – drink until you’re full.”
she made us think - she let us bend the rules
and they fired her right after school


from California Heart, released October 14, 2016



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