DPF / Fernandes

For the city I haunted for about 14 years, from Poem-A-Day today on Poets.org. My sister and her family still live there and head back home today; they retreat to the sea each night. The rest of the poem may be found here:
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/jungle

from The Jungle / by Megan Fernandes

In midsummer, in Los Angeles,
the night is fractured

with mountains, grilling ink
into the blue thaw.