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 … Read moreRight Here
PB Poem This fine city of Vallejo is giving us a choice in the way things go with a budget that is of the people. We get to choose where our taxes get spent, making for more efficient government. If you want to help our kids, the art scene, and homeless folks, too, fix the … Read moreParticipatory Budgeting Poem
I recited this poem, “Visions,” at the 10.10.17 Vallejo City Council meeting where I was officially proclaimed and appointed the 2017-2019 Vallejo Poet Laureate. Visions by D.L. Lang No photo can quite capture this moment’s true beauty, for moments, like all people, were meant to be free. Words, they fail to pinpoint just what … Read moreVisions
Vallejo, California by D.L. Lang Vallejo, she greets you with promises of opportunity, where frothy waves kiss the highway, as the seagulls soar above the bay admiring her cityscape. Two blue towers peek above the horizon, bridging together a city with her island. The ships still sail down the Napa River, her waters carrying … Read moreVallejo, California
“Headline Antidote” is my favorite poem that I have ever written, and is published in the book, Poet Loiterer. It is an attempt to answer the question what can regular folks do in a painful world with so many negative headlines except to be a rebel in favor of goodness. It’s one of my favorites … Read moreHeadline Antidote
These are two poems that I wrote in response to the ORCEM/VMT issues in Vallejo, CA. I read the second one to the city council and a group of about 200 citizens on January 5th, 2016, among several citizens and Fresh Air Vallejo activists who spoke out. (If you’re so inclined to watch the video, … Read moreBreak out your Duster & Sweep ’em Out!