Haight I see everything in deeper layers. I see everyone I have ever known, in the faces that pass me by. Everything is louder and more vivid. Never approach the island for an escape path, during festivals or riots for sport or music. Visions of a yesteryear nonexistent in this place before. Everyone wears their pain on their sleeves. The whispers of strangers selling good times. The art that gets into your soul. Become witness to the majesty, that the world is not a tragedy.
This is a throwback poem from a previously published book. I’ll be posting throwbacks every Wednesday.
This poem was inspired by wandering around the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco. It appears on my 2015 album Happy Accidents.
Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology
Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology combines D.L. Lang's second and third ebooks into one paperback. This poetry collection offers poems spanning the silly to the spiritual. The poems were largely transcribed from notebooks by her husband and soul mate, Timothy Lang. There is a mix of poetry written in 2013 as well as older poems from the author's archives.