If you don't look down in San Francisco It can be unfortunate for you If you don't look where you Are putting your foot From time to time Stepping into another's misfortune Or discarded fragments Of sin sharp and dangerous Discarded emissions Disregarded admissions Of guilt or weakness Fragility or shame If you don't look down You miss parts of the city Like No Dumping Ironed onto the sidewalk Demanding you leave nothing Not a trace of your humanity Your dirty desires I saw this on the floor In Chinatown Outside a café Sweet salty hot umami Bags of ducks in cellophane Pig's eyes staring Out at me Accusingly No dumpling. I thought it fair enough To warn me That no dumplings Were to be had But wondered why they Had to write it on the Sidewalk Had things got so bad? My brain poked back at me You added something That shouldn't be there. When are you going home The city seemed to ask You don't belong here: And I replied Leaving fragments Of myself as I walked On by Maggie's Café On a cold afternoon.
No dumpling… LOL!!
I prefer the flatware embedded in the sidewalk outside a Los Feliz cafe!
Do you know if DEVO’s autographs (and hand prints?? I’m not sure) are still outside the Hotel Diva (440 Geary)??
If Im going by there Ill take a photo! Hope you are well today!
I just read that it closed on Dec 20 and is now supportive housing. The prints in the sidewalk were by the street so might still be there.
440 Geary you say? Ill take a walk down there sometime! That whole area is a mess if it is the end of Geary Im thinking of!
Near Union Sq, that’s all I remember. It’s been years so it could have easily been torn up already.