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

Vesuvio Café

We were sitting at an upstairs table with martinis

  a window overlooked City Lights Books and a small alleyway

   there was a view of the bar below us, inside

I find you

    in the cracks

            of dreams

Just a sliver


              an echo

               in the deep

        to see








   leather boots

   and denim

   the heart

   tattoos woven in

   like talismans

 You say




 I say




Mission Bar – 1:30 AM

(buying a drink for Jack Spicer)

What is up with schizophrenia

        or the connection with the beyond?

Language is an exact abstraction,

             I didn’t write that

Birds fly

Birds in water

Birds in zero gravity

Birds don’t need anything

I went to see you


somewhere is the place

where a jukebox becomes the sun

M.H. Lopez is a poet, editor, nature lover, and longtime resident of the Sunset district in San Francisco, California. He holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. He is the founder of Lone Mountain Literary Magazine, and a co-editor at Mumber Literary Magazine.

Check out his IG page, mhlopez.poetry, to see his full list of previously published material.

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