Castro Theater

Castro Theater

“I stepped out of
the last show onto
empty streets”
—Roberto Bolaño
“The Last Savage,”
The Romantic Dogs

I stood—under the marquee
Of the Castro Theater—
Letting the movie—dissolve
Slowly beneath red white blue
Lights—oozing on & off

I was still—a werewolf
Lon Chaney Jr—in the last
Convulsions of becoming
A man again—no longer
A Hollywood moonlit wolf

I had—nowhere to go
So for awhile—I cruised
Castro—Lafayette Park
Along with all the other
Packs of romantic dogs

I’m here now—I said
With all the other wolves
The Children of the Night—
As Bela said in Dracula
Nothing else mattered?

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