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Ezekiel J. Krahlin

(A True Tale From The Castro. Eat your heart out, Armistead!)

© 1997 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin

the poet who makes blueberry griddle cakes
and wears his heart on his sleeve
     writes letters of love
to his guardian angel
born of an egg in the sky
hatched from lucifer's star
the pentacle
5 points and a

     pentagon mirror in the center
               our images embraced
               your broad shoulders fit for a monarch's wings
               the sidewalk below
               people walk by
               none look up
               into itself
               like a starfish in reflex

the pentacle painted on the ceiling
8 years ago
by an artist who died of AIDS      alan falconer
     sharp triangular symmetrical patterns
     soft shades of     blue     earth     cream
     rippling circles background
apartment 301     2306 market street     san francisco
     graced by curved bay windows all around
     facing the sunrise unobstructed