A New Look at an Old Devil

walking into and out of
a bookstore 
is time travel

and a good place 
to do afternoon cocaine
is the bathroom at House of Pies
in Los Feliz. 

I stop to write
an idea for a novel 
on a napkin,
something about the podcast.

a homeless man
with a familiar face
asks for a handout,
so I give him the napkin.