Frank Bidart

Frank Bidart Poems

1. In Memory Of Joe Brainard 4/16/2015
2. If I Could Mourn Like A Mourning Dove 6/11/2015
3. Visions at 74 12/24/2015
4. If? See No End In Is 2/10/2015
5. For The Twentieth Century 1/13/2003
6. Overheard Through The Walls Of The Invisible City 1/20/2003
7. Dark Night 1/13/2003
8. Self-Portrait, 1969 1/13/2003
9. Guilty Of Dust 1/13/2003
10. Love Incarnate 1/13/2003
11. To The Dead 1/13/2003
12. California Plush 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Frank Bidart

California Plush

The only thing I miss about Los Angeles

is the Hollywood Freeway at midnight, windows down and
radio blaring
bearing right into the center of the city, the Capitol Tower
on the right, and beyond it, Hollywood Boulevard

--pimps, surplus stores, footprints of the stars

--descending through the city
fast as the law would allow

through the lights, then rising to the stack
out of the city
to the stack where lanes are stacked six deep

and you on top; the air
now clean, for a moment ...

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