A View at 3 am

City night: few stars. Life
on other planets
is a speculative leap to boiling rock
on Mars and ice men skating
around Saturn’s rings.
Down here it’s almost
Halloween, with black and orange
decorations at the windows
and people coming close
to waking up in costumes
for a non-existent world.

David Chorlton looks forward to getting back into the nearby desert park as springtime progresses. That park proved interesting enough to him to base a short book of poems and paintings last year, The Inner Mountain (published by Cholla Needles in Joshua Tree, CA). The coyotes come down to the streets in his neighborhood and move with style! Read other articles by David.