The Night City Belly

Downtown LA at night, as seen from Griffith Observatory. Original Photograph. December 2015..jpg
                                                  Dragons of light in the dark
                                                  sweep going both ways
                                                  in the night city belly.
                                                  The passage of light end to end and rebound,
                                                  —ride drivers all heading somewhere—
                                                  etch in their traces to night’s eye-mind
                                                 calligraphy of cars.
                                                            – Gary Snyder, from “Night Song of the Los Angeles Basin.”

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