Right Here

Right Here
Wandering the city of my dreams,
With my grandfather’s spirit in my mind,
Accompanying me into old fashioned arcades,
Staring across the bay and sending love to friends who sail it.
We wander around on this merry go round of love,
finding the candy stores of our souls.
I dined on a heart attack between buns,
I longed for slower times,
And I received them.
The man behind the bush no longer causes me to jump,
I gladly ask strangers for photos,
I connect with traveling Texans.
And a man said, “you’re a steam punk,”
When here I was thinking of hippies.
This life is a candy store,

But it takes trying new things,
To figure out what’s sweetest.
And sometimes all you find,
Is that the marzipan still ain’t your bag.

 

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D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.