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Joseph Mayo Wristen - books written on the road

ocean wave moving across sail crape rays 
sun glimmering sea rail sunset, campfire
beach street revolutionary figures, walk 
taken along the sand, somewhere between 
my lost words and your masters calling, a road 
shadow left behind late night limo meditation

faces painted inside book store poster

the people visiting here taking their 
walks along Coastal Boulevard 


watching from a wooden patio bench 
outside La Jolla’s Contemporary 
Museum of Art, writing my scratch 
paper notes looking for a meaning behind 
palm café smoke hidden fields of lavender, 
and times masquerade ride to no where, 

Stacciolis, plymouth pigmented 
arrow vision, pointing due north, a
metal sculptured line separating the 
Garden to an open view of the bay, 
his blue sign dividing the horizon
into one expanding view of the world 

Jordan incenses burning late into the next morning


country rides between Madison, and
Milwaukee, cemetery Detroit love, slab 
parties in Spokane, Philadelphia streets, 
clubs in Boston, and DC, face of a Shaman 
painted in the sky above India tundra, 
living in a Huntington Beach  TV motel


I will remember the times I hitched hiked 
across this country until owl flag cassette
dreams come and take away my memories

sitting here watching the Seagulls sorrowing over 
cliff wake drifts, lifting their bodies to morning’s 
first haze line, a current edge catching their expanded
wings sending them back to ocean’s waiting tide, 
gliding them parallel to a white rip 
stretched below the rocks, books written 
on the road vested under Spanish gypsy 
wine the different paths we each take to 
find life’s secret walkway, loves gated truth

people below the street view ledge 
watching seal Pelicans resting 
along the sheltered caves of  the Cove 

observing the different ways of Dao, ladder 
shell rock steps weeded in salted words,
outlining the memories of those i’ve loved

Abbess of Bingin, Trois of France, John 
Lenon, and Yoko Ono’s songs of peace, 
playing over the radio, crown pastel figurine 
standing in the Museum’s Garden, reminding
me of Grayson’s, Blue Tree 
painting hanging from my library wall


your intellectual kisses if there is one idea, 
one message I could leave you with my love

it would be this, Webster stamp opinion
I have on Constructive Anarchism

Defined as an act of protest that disrupts 
and/or terminates the social, economical, or 
political illegalities institutionalized into our 
society, by either government, business, and /
or by individuals, which jeopardize the safety 
and welfare of humanity. Accomplished with
out the lost of life. A form of protest protected 
universally by what ever means necessary.

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Poet: Joseph Mayo Wristen
Poem: books written on the road
Volume: Painting with Words
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