“Man in the Gutter” by Jonas Kyle-Sidell

I crawl
and up

            God, that sunlight


to the air, asphalt.
Oh! that sky.
That sky. Feel

            is mad, like ten-

a spaghetti junction
in my head, but it starts
to soften. La Cienega
and Pico, signs say. . .  Earth
swerves, now,
on a tire – pump

            thousand dreams

and break. (Santa Monica
in the distance             mired
by smog.) Turn left

            through a lens.

at Bedford
into a pane
of glass?

                        ‘n shake.

Jonas has had poems published in the L.A. Review, Gargoyle, Pearl, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Main Street Rag, The Melancholy Dane, Paradigm, Welter, and Smile Hon! You're in Baltimore. He is currently an adjunct English teacher at the Community College of Baltimore County. He's got more where this came from.