Gargoyle 9 cover drawing by Ashby North publication date 3/23/1978

Sunday Kapiolani in the Shade of the Monkey Pod Tree

Lyn Lifshin

flowers like blue
stars on the floor

leaves big enough
to lie down in

a girl with eyes
dark as koa

under the bamboo
near me we’re

both stoned on
plumeria on

light breaking
thru guava clouds