I/O Flow

© Matthew Word Bain

in case you couldn’t tell
this is not the valley of the valley girls
nor the In & Out of L.A. fame and Lebowski glory
there’s hardly glory enough to go around
on most days in these parts
still, folks get by
I find enough glory
in the aesthetics alone
to find myself en dérive
and entranced again
dancing with this
place to a tune
that is as simple
as it is moving
and poignant
and animating
me as I lose track
of whether I am moving
through it or it is…

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