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California Cadenza
by Old Guy
Monday, March 23, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Autobiographical California travels.

The time-track is a treacherous sloppy spiral spring-steeling nomadic orbits of California orange grove graves. ..
First northing then southing then northing again always narrowly aging.
Jump the loop! 
Gotta get back to San-Pick-Your-Saint Cal...it'll be different this time
(as if it would not)
Sly spiral spins out of fading photographs (a couple of cats, a beach, a building) into misty imaginings.
A quarter-score of trans-cal treks - urgent upheavals of root rifting and freight sifting - have taught nothing much.

The track is rusting the maps are moldy and torn but a clawing and screaming southing is being born...
 

 

 



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Reviewed by Edward Phillips
This is worth it if only for San-Pick-Your-Saint Cal. I went there in '54 along the old route 66. Been back 8-10 more times, lived there for one year. Once it's in your blood, there' no getting away, even if you can't afford it, and you can't.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
You certainly have a wild way of expressing your love for everything California, the sixth largest economy in the world and the one with the most natural beauty to boot. You packed a lot in a few words.

Although I only lived there three years, whenever I could, I took road trips from one end of the state to the other, picking up hitchhikers and exploring the rustic beauty beyond the high-tech world by the bay. Every time I go back, it feels like home.

Ron
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
You don't look so "old" to me...could be cause I am just about there too, but then again, age is in the eye of the beholder...-e-
Reviewed by Old Guy
Based on our early (1960's, 1970's) wanderings up and down California. Our family's address books can attest to our numerous addresses all over the state.
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