*Before Sunset in LA
On recommendation from a film buff
I stream Before (not Beyond) Sunset.
Anyway, predicting the sex scene to come
(so maybe it gets better)
I hit pause and go for a whiz.
I decide to hit the 1/2 spliff that I had left on the glass table outside my door.
In my yellow boxer shorts
a warm California evening in April
only the street cars to distract the utter serenity of the moment
I suddenly am filled with all the love of couples loving
and all the loneliness of those alone-ing
all the hurt of the people hurting.
And it fills me up
and I smile.