Category Archives: San Francisco

Prose and poetry involving San Francisco in place and or character.

Books and Cigarettes by Andrea Davies

Roman gets my phone number off an application for employment at the West Portal Bookshop in San Francisco. I imagine him taking my application off the stack and going to stand outside in the grey with his ankle showing tight … Continue reading

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You’re not in San Francisco.

You know you are not in the BAY when there are seats left open at the free Wi-Fi café. You know when the cashiers at Trader Joe’s are genuinely surprised you brought your own canvas bags. You know when you are the only … Continue reading

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Hips Lips Palms Pushing

One. Blue. The blue of your sheets when you’re looking up at me.                                         Longing for the feel of your hand interlaced … Continue reading

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Good Morning San Francisco

Bitter espresso Warm sun Soothing clear water in a tall clean glass Jasmine making its way up lattice this side of the café patio Good music, something Latina, something with a strong beat People ever so interesting to look at … Continue reading

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Today

I thought I heard my father’s voice. It caught the air in my throat and turned solid, an unnamed ball there formed. I had to release the thing: before I choked. It was not my dad, and I don’t even … Continue reading

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A San Francisco We

We walk, escape our four walls, paid for with our time-to-have. We close our faces to live. Open them to push the loneliness out.  Drink our coffee in crowded cafés. We are the energy we seek, the Buzz. We laugh- … Continue reading

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