Dick is a poet, attorney, and political activist living in Vista, California.
regulars at the bar, happy hour prices,
families in the dining room with kids menus,
a small box of crayons and paper place mats
with a circus theme.
The cooks and servers share a room downtown
and a ride to work. The guy who opens and closes,
came up in a caravan, sleeps on a cot in the kitchen.
The manager wears a class ring, drives a Subaru,
watches the President rant on TV, red in the face.
Another caravan travels north toward the border,
and battle-ready soldiers move south to confront them
on lonely border highways and dirt roads - a convoy
of taco trucks on their trail.