Jonathan Hayes lives by the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz, California where he breaks down grocery pallets at Trader Joe's, also by the river. His new book, Ghetto Sunshine, poems, 1997 - 2021, is forthcoming.
The City is Alive!
UPS brown truck parked one wheel up on the sidewalk blinking its back
yellow lights where a movie theater used to be on the south side of
Market Street near Sixth Street
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"American Haiku from the River and a Title Near the End," "UPTOWN : UNTITLED," and "The Four A.M. Shift"
Now I’m walking the levee
Amongst meth head zombies
When a raccoon reminds me
To keep my hand on my knife.