"L.A. Minute" by Linh Duong

Linh Duong - L.A. Minute

In the blink of an L.A minute,

your glittery dreams
are spiked with grilled peppers

a spicy, sun-drenched kiss
that flavors our conversations
as we sip jasmine tea (with boba)
on your asphalt back

I glow from within--

and pause, knowingly
before
waking up

Linh Duong shared his poem with Departures in participation with National Poetry Month. Since not included in that project, we showcased his selection in our community poems section. We thank Linh for his contribution in celebration and understanding of L.A. You are invited to share yours as well.


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