Feeling the need for a scene with more interesting neon.
Luminous gas patterns I can’t decipher; mystery glow
legends of a city I haven’t yet met with its sewer-deep
stories behind night market glances at a stranger,
weary-ridden by Lonely
with her willow tree hair,
and empty kisses.
Needing the feel of a scene with asphalt warmer
than where I can’t recall the last time I saw the streets
breathe, but wind leaves my lungs white and congee thick.
“There’s no neon in the desert. You’re talking crazier
than the last time I gave you a ride.”
“I’m sober tonight, Mauricio. Can we hear
‘I Started a Joke’ again?”