The Night’s Cascade

Garrett Hongo

Lunch breaks, summer I was 20 clerking for the City, I’d sit on
       marble benches
across from the glass palace of DWP, over at the Mark Taper,
a theater-in-the-round, eat my sack lunch of sandwich and chips,
and read a book – Leaves of Grass, The Voice That Is Great
        Within Us . . .

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Garrett Hongo is a poet, essayist, and memoirist. He is the author of The River of Heaven, Coral Road: Poems, and The Mirror Diary.
Originally published:
July 1, 2019

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