San Francisco
On the Corner
by Jay Passer

on the corner of the block on the street, I’m
on the fly for a bus for a taxi for a ride,
serene in my mind yet riddled with complexities,
I am still waiting, for the wilderness of the wind
and for you.

PHOTO: San Francisco by Kevin Dooley (2013).


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jay Passer’s work has appeared in print and online periodicals the world over since 1988. He has several chapbooks in print, some of which are available from Amazon. He lives and works in San Francisco, the city of his birth. This poem was inspired by his days in the late 80s living in North Beach at the Golden Eagle on Broadway, and breakfast at the old U.S. Restaurant on Columbus and Stockton, where occasionally Mr Ferlinghetti also had morning coffee with his San Francisco Chronicle. The two never spoke but shared a quiet time outside the bustle and thrum of the ever-present outside cityscape.