Empty Parking Lot, Hollywood, CA by Mike Catherwood

there is no snow in Hollywood”
-Frank O’Hara

“Agnes Moorehead is God”
spray painted 
on a parking lot 
wall; it’s a matter 
of faith, Joe says,
while unrest
continues, bodies 
stacked in reefer trucks,
funeral directors 
flown into FLA
and LA breaks case
records where parents 
keep kids home 
from school,
plates of spaghetti 
get cold, new cars 
are silent in garages,
scam phone calls 
startle the elderly,
numbers never stop
           where’s Endora
           where the hell are we?

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