“SAN BERNADINO’S B-SIDE”: a poem by Aurelio Diaz

This feature is a poem by Aurelio Diaz titled “San Bernadino’s B-Side”. It was inspired by “San Bernadino”, track 3 on the Waves and Wheels album. Please read Aurelio’s ekphrastic piece and then listen to the song that inspired it. Enjoy!

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San Bernadino’s B-Side, by Aurelio Diaz

“The Valley of the Cupped Hand of God” – the poorest of the gold rush West,
wealthy hearts venture abreast
in a car with blue jay & cardinal figureheads at the prow
trekking to colonize dark deserts
of lunatic exotic animal handlers,
setting up residence in a wickiup
to discuss & to face what lies ahead
in the broader scheme of growing pains,
like the personalities, nature, even glitches of future offspring
& their existence 30 years from now…
Under the brilliant fireworks
that tease with shadow taunts.

And to be together in the deepest divot of God’s cupped hand.
together.
not Alone.
linked.
Loved.
a Home wherever u go.

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About Jason Kaufman

Jason Kaufman is a husband, father, backpacker, sculptor, poet, and fiction writer. He is a proud member of Mansfield, Ohio's artistic community. He has owned and/or been the curator of various local art galleries and is an active participant in writing groups, art critique groups, poetry readings, and many other collaborative projects. Jason is a co-editor of Voices from the Borderland and the assistant editor of Semaphore Literary Magazine. He is the set designer for the Renaissance Theater.

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