Chinatown by Ashly Salmon

Chinatown by Ashly Salmon
June 24, 2010

Chinatown

Streets of San Francisco’s
Chinatown
are lined with liquor stores
garbage

Stuffed away in holes of PVC
in the street cracks
where people walk to
hurry across crosswalks
like ducks or
stand still
have eyes of desperation
of a need for food or beer

The outsider walks by
says hello and
shoots smiles
like UV rays of sunlight

Chinese and Thai
Indian and Japanese food
are in a maze
you start to wonder
if you already passed it by

Adult theaters that
have been there since
the Beats

Like Mitchell Brothers’ O’ Farrell Theater
where Hunter S. Thompson
once lingered

Naked women in
Roaring Twenties
adult club
breathing down necks
scooting their pussies
up stripper poles
then sliding down
spread eagle
with their anus to the wall

Asian woman asking questions
to ones sexuality
asking men in company
if we were a couple

Partying the night before
in a 5 story mansion
with a few hundred people plus
didn’t do a head count

Catered
had a pool
a hot tub
so many people to look at

While Jay Z and
Alicia Keys
new song “New York”
spinned on turn tables
older
younger
African American, Asian,
Caucasian people
danced as they
raised their hands

Chinatown by Ashly Salmon

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Portland, United States

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June 24, 2010 publication, Modus Operandi Zine

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