Composure

Los Angeles leads the world in haze, mirrors and freeways.

Fame is a drug on prescription allĀ the hours of the 24.

Atheists disguised as clowns perform at children’s parties.

Fortune tellers lay in wait for customers at Farmers’ Markets.

Repeatedly I am invited by strangers to a church by the name of Agape.

Agape translatesĀ from the Greek as… selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the four types of love in the Bible.

Oh well, still I have a ways to go before I reach Agape.

I take my guitar and my speculative script to the pharmacy all the hours of the 24.

With a slow burning heart
I drive to the pharmacy with my guitar,
All the hours of the 24.