lazing in San Pedro

sunbathing naked in your own backyard
lika fool 60 years old
layed out for doom,
your white cat licking its bunghole
(its blue mad eyes now unseen)
the old gal next door had to go
to the hospital
burned her ass somehow
cost her 35 hundred dollars.

you have big balls
a jay screeches maledictions
from a Pacific Telephone wire
as the churchbells ring.

bugs on the leave have
tonight you will probably
be very drunk.
(you smashed the bathroom window
open last week)
(you still have the good right

don’t burn your ass.
turn.   yes, there.
put your head on your arms
console the press of rigor.
the whores in the square
eat apricots, and the typewriter
sits upstairs