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Damon Hubbs: Beachwood Canyon

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Art by Bernice Holtzman © 2024

Beachwood Canyon

 

by Damon Hubbs

 

loose and shaggy up the ridge telephone wires sag like earthquakes

the sky is blue eye shadow from Hollywood to Silver Lake,

and with the wide angle of a wooden Kodak camera

 

they see the matinee idol in a storybook gable

and the aging vaudeville star with a powdered white smile

and the actress from Moline destined for greatness

 

who told the Rock Island Argus she began her career as Jesus

then posed in a beaded kimono for Cosmo

now dances to a nickel piano in the ferry's bar to San Quentin

 

cut to the body, the blood, the birds like bit part players in the pines.

The News Bureau’s wire reporter describes a coyote with a strong jawline

and Beachwood Canyon’s secret stairs stop

and start again somewhere

 

 

 

Damon Hubbs: film & art lover / pie bird collector / author of the chapbook The Day Sharks Walk on Land (Alien Buddha Press). His second chapbook, Charm of Difference, is forthcoming in 2024 (Back Room Poetry). Recent poems have been featured in South Broadway PressLothlorien Poetry JournalFixator PressOtoliths, Apocalypse Confidential, and Book of Matches. He lives in New England. @damon_hubbs

Bernice Holtzman’s paintings and collages have appeared in shows at various venues in Manhattan, including the Back Fence in Greenwich Village, the Producer’s Club, the Black Door Gallery on W. 26th St., and one other place she can’t remember, but it was in a basement, and she was well received.

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