Poetry

So Galactic

pink hair

by Aaron Belz

My new band name
the Macronauts really
captures the largeness
of what it’s like
to be in Los Angeles

where often it feels (
such as at the Edendale
on Saturday) as if you
are very floating the
night full of night

also captures the
glamour not grocery
store check out line
but real glitz you
can taste taste taste

God bless me for now
I have dyed pink hair
and I am ready Lord
I have crapped up Vans
a studded thunder belt

I am the light of the
light at the center of the
thing that’s happening
the most important thing
that’s happening currently

*Photo courtesy Caffeina.