- Ballot Initiative: Mission Rock Development Project, SF
In the space between the clipboard and this city-issued pen: lawns promenades affordable housing instead of the derelict— I vote for cigarettes, upgrade of dusk with frayed pier paint & cirrus, mixed-use pavilion whose blueprint is a rolling paper. Bipartisan, the verdigris’ drop shadow tallies cost-benefit: citizenship plus failure of my eye exam, loss of cubist ignorance— I’m betting to preserve the ancient masonry of vacant, la di dah in geologic time . . . I use tobacco to resist change, perch on do not enter fence fennel’s candied metal gateway to our phoenix frontier frontier of my solace dumb aftermath land of who cares go ahead sign my name [End Page 113]
Kelly Jean Egan lives in San Francisco and recently completed her mfa in poetry at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. In addition to writing, she also studies Spanish and generally obsesses about language. She likes to think about outer space and visit small towns.