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San Diego

From the deserts they come
Tumbleweed creations
Vagabond crustaceans
Completing their westward migrations
At the SoCal
Soaking in the sun-bleached
Beached La Jollan shore.

People of lost for generations
These nomadic crustaceans
Oscillate between teen-age hood
And corporate America
Between potted weeds and
Seedy needs of midlife encampment
Lulled to sleep by the enchantment
of seagull cries
sunny San Diego skies
Blue like salt between the eyes.

Roots in thirsty soil
Connections formed as deep
As the sand digs, before it hits water.
As permanent, as car dust lives
In the desert, from where they come.

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