California Dreaming American Road Narrative Mirror Poem

Hi, it’s Jack Wolfpac. Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem sure did take me on a trip down memory lane, as it’s all about travellin’ to California, looking for the American dream. It’s something my human parallel, Jack Kerouac, and I share in common.

Apparently, Marc wrote the new mirror poem timed with an interview for The Dan O’ Brien Project, which is due to be posted tomorrow, April 2nd. Marc’s provided more explanation of the poem on fmpoetry.wordpress.com. Here it is:

Fallen Redwood and a car

Fallen Redwood and a car (Photo credit: amitp)

Fog and Smog, Sun lights Fame

California dreaming, drove down Highway 5
love for freedom, felt good to be alive
I picked up some hitch-hikers, one boy and one girl
Diane enjoyed picking guitar, Jack took his turn
dropped them off in San Fran hills
crossed the Golden Gate
drove down into Chinatown
on way to the Haight
mixed Dim Sum with Summer of Love
and ended up in a stew

The Redwoods cleared my head, felt love for Santa Barbara

emerged like a star on hill
Hollywood bit parts working around temp job
never got the break needed
to enjoy creative freedom
elevated City of Angels
set me down path to Sunset Boulevard
walking the neon streets, night was a blur
I frequented a rock bar, not knowing where to go
my fame exploded, after auditioning for a band
American dream, living the promised land

Big Sur, California

Big Sur, California (Photo credit: the_tahoe_guy)

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