Septuagenarian Flashback by Bruce Boston
Stumbling into the humid jasmine-scented dark from a midnight cinema playing an iconic art film rife with sidewalk cafes and laconic actors whose monochromatic silences confabulate to a toxic conundrum of pale angst and lost existential loves, my venerable thoughts segue to foggy mornings in a metropolis by the bay, wandering the slantwise streets of stoned youth and the fleeing tendrils of a Guatemalan high, a great golden bridge aglow with the blurred headlamps of early traffic rising out of the mist, glittering like some fabled and fantastic behemoth that would carry me to a chameleon tomorrow.
Bruce Boston is the author of more than fifty books and chapbooks, including the dystopian sf novel The Guardener’s Tale and the psychedelic coming-of-age-novel Stained Glass Rain. His poetry has received the Bram Stoker Award, the Asimov’s Readers Award, the Gothic Readers Award, the Balticon Poetry Award, and the Rhysling and Grandmaster Awards of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. His fiction has received a Pushcart Prize, and twice been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award (novel, short story). www.bruceboston.com