30 day Notice

30 day Notice

A Poem by Judas Hammer

My time on 12th and Centre in San Pedro. They shot the last scene of friday part two at my former home......I know so what!

30 Day Notice:

It stinks
the air wreaks of surrender
Large mounds of trash
lay still in the Alley
next to my Small green abode
Gang Graffiti faces my North
hopelessness faces my south
Rough black youths use my alley
as a throughway
and bathroom
strutting through with bad intentions
my neighbors stare at me
with owl like orbitals 
attempting to pierce 
my soul
and locate my secret
I stay in a one level, two roomed
green shack
owned by a former male figure skater
from Palos Verdes
he collects the rent, always during the day
My small home sits on the corner of 12th and Centre
police sirens mix with Mariachi Music
the two create a disco of the damned
This is my reality
but it suddenly becomes clear
my thirty day notice
will start

© 2011 Judas Hammer

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That would suck, but a very good write..

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very awesome read.....

Posted 11 Years Ago

a poingant picture painted in verse very well done thanks for sharing your work

Posted 11 Years Ago

Awesome descriptions. You carry the reader with you. Keep on penning.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Really good piece! Great imagery.

Posted 11 Years Ago

love towards the end especially. from "my small home..."

Posted 11 Years Ago

sings out with the wayward yet bold rhythm of the street. Having been to Pedro and worked down in the streets of wilmington and the LBC this has that straight rift of reality that doesn't come from the other side yet its humanity crys out. Really great writing that laces the harshness of that life with the inescapable seesaw emotions. cool.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is stellar. "a disco of the damned" is a great line. You did an excellent job of bringing the ghetto to life, and the sudden realization that you really, really want change, and that you can be responsible for bringing it about for the better.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I know the sirens and mariachi too. There's a venn diagram in that somewhere, with figure skating.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Cool poem
I feel the rhythm of your street
And the heat of the moment
of having only 30 days notice

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on September 14, 2011
Last Updated on September 14, 2011


Judas Hammer
Judas Hammer

The City of Angeles, CA

I like to write, live in La and write and make short films. and more..


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