Treasure Island

Clifton King

(December 24,1943 / Long Beach, California)

Poems of Clifton King

1. 87 Rue Claude Monet 3/21/2014
2. Father's Final Words 7/8/2010
3. Giverny Garden 3/21/2014
4. Monday Morning 3/21/2014
5. Neighborhood Boys 7/8/2010
6. Omaha Beach 3/21/2014
7. Questions For A Friend 3/21/2014
8. San Francisco Bus Ride 3/21/2014
9. Sestina to My Daughter, and My Daughter's Daughter 7/8/2010
10. Sunday Shoes 9/22/2010
11. The Nature of Love 3/21/2014
12. Wanting You 3/21/2014
13. We Were There 7/8/2010
14. Your Name 3/21/2014

San Francisco Bus Ride

Across the aisle from us,
a big man, shirt open,
his bare belly like a ripe melon
in his lap; his hair wild, tangled
from San Francisco wind & neglect;
traces of his last meal in his beard;
a constant cascade of obscenities
from sun blistered lips.

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