Between America


Between America,

The United States

and Mexico –

Down South,

Out West,

Lies the Southern

Part of California.

The part that is

Not Los Angeles

Nor Monterey or San Luis Obispo

Nor Riverside either –

It’s been sweated from

the pores of migrant farmhands

And torn from the raw skin of

Shipbuilding Engineers and Deckhands

At the shore –

Waiting there for the

Rest of the World

To come and

plug in

The Everpresence


Brett Simpson - 1996

California Writings

Copyright © 1996 by Brett A. Simpson, All Rights Reserved, World Rights Reserved