Beverly Hills Cop

  1. wanting to be Stevie Nicks forever
  2.  
  3. my so-called life deflowers
  4.  
  5. in a casket of old DVDs
  6.  
  7. at the time of this writing
  8.  
  9. my break-up is still getting to me
  10.  
  11. some friends of mine
  12.  
  13. invested in the revival of Planet Hollywood
  14.  
  15. but finances are more complicated than they seem
  16.  
  17. not to belabor the point any further
  18.  
  19. but the subject of cashflow
  20.  
  21. has more or less seized
  22.  
  23. my full attention. Reference to Orpheus
  24.  
  25. in the garden, easy; escaping the police
  26.  
  27. on a drug-fueled trip up
  28.  
  29. to a little point
  30.  
  31. in Griffith Park
  32.  
  33. less so
  34.  
  35. I’ve been listening to Elvis Presley’s Live album
  36.  
  37. released per Spotify in 2006
  38.  
  39. vortex year
  40.  
  41. of the Bush administration and arguably
  42.  
  43. the worst after only 2003 and 2005 respectively
  44.  
  45. on Terry Richardson’s diary blog ines cover the houses of Detroit he visited
  46.  
  47. to accelerate demolition
  48.  
  49. of beauty on my retina-display screen
  50.  
  51. a photograph of destitution is a good place to start in any critique
  52.  
  53. or the Apple Store to wonder
  54.  
  55. if it is possible to revisit a childhood
  56.  
  57. in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans
  58.  
  59. or if even that has been dethroned by gilded cliché at the edge of the liberal precipice
  60.  
  61. sabbatical for no one, music of the cosmos
  62.  
  63. at Jumbo’s Clown Room
  64.  
  65. before my final trip to the Inland Empire
  66.  
  67. sheathed in the black smoke that absorbs it
  68.  
  69. you can’t go there
  70.  
  71. any more than “The Wonder of You” can recall
  72.  
  73. in its little capsule of romantic economy
  74.  
  75. Baker Knight set in stone
  76.  
  77. and Elvis reiterated in the early mid-70s
  78.  
  79. to an audience wavering in the pink flush of their endorphins
  80.  
  81. at the wall of magical thinking
  82.  
  83. El pendejo
  84.  
  85. and a fish taco hurled into the sea
  86.  
  87. whimper
  88.  
  89. of a twink in the milk of limitless luxury. At the moment of the heights of his incredulity
  90.  
  91. Tessla must have noted his efforts to universalize access to energy ere halted not out of fear of fantasy
  92.  
  93. but because even the inkling of a public option
  94.  
  95. might scale back
  96.  
  97. the light that predates its precarity
  98.  
  99. in a jet
  100.  
  101. across a boulevard in LA
  102.  
  103. I want to live
  104.  
  105. in the heathen dream world
  106.  
  107. of Larry Gagosian
  108.  
  109. fire on every front
  110.  
  111. in the apoplexy of the curator
  112.  
  113. and Lindsey Buckingham
  114.  
  115. rage of Elvis at the death that crawled up
  116.  
  117. his back and entered his mouth
  118.  
  119. to resume
  120.  
  121. its home in the sun