Notes on the Steps of the San Diego Bus Depot

Original Text: 
Ortiz, Simon J. Woven Stone. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1992: 110-11.
1Across the street
2America is putting together
4The Wisconsin Horse
5looks through the chainlink fence.
6He turns and tells me with his eyes.
8in a poetry newspaper.
9Her thick sensual lips
10are about to move
11upon the earth.
12I wonder if her dark eyes
13are always seeing
14beyond the farthest ridge.
15Her words slant into me and resonate
16and will echo
17for a long time.
18For centuries maybe.
19I don't think the sky will fall today,
20but I need a few surprises badly.

Notes

3] The San Diego Bus Depot is at 120 West Broadway. Evidently, the Federal Building is the Edward J. Schwartz US Courthouse, 940 Front Street. Back to Line
7] Marge Piercy: American feminist poet and novelist. Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
Ortiz, Simon J. Going for the Rain. New York: Harper and Row, 1976: 75.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2004