Driftwood

‘Driftwood’: Literary Works by M.H. Lopez

Franciscan Manzanita

You should walk along the shores 

and down secret paths 

into lonely hearts 

and haunted rooms 

Carve roots into serpentine

 -the green sea rocks

Carve your name into the city sidewalks

 -Eternity 

So far we’ve come

  flung into the future 

like trapeze artists letting go

  swinging through the city 

Tumbling

Tumbling 

Down

Between the rocks

like a waterfall

I saw you 

just there, on the stony edge  

digging in

and I thought 

that I might wave 

or say, 

Hello…

Hello 

But I couldn’t 

Think of the color that you remind me of 

was it blue yellow crimson 

or gold 

but mostly green

and we’re discovering

how to split this serpentine  

in the steam-grey clouds at Lands Endand call it home 

M.H. Lopez is a poet and editor living in the Sunset dDstrict. He is a co-founder of Lone Mountain Literary Magazine. Follow him on Instagram at mhlopez.poetry.   

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