2.16.2009

Grover Beach

for Stan Apps

Rolling hills dotted with sagebrush and stagecoaches,
the place where the tide lands and the rails meet,
site of a Multimodal Transportation Facility, a.k.a. "The Train Station":


D.W. Grover laid out streets in a grid, naming them for beaches,
yet not
"grandest summer and winter seaside resort on the Pacific Coast"
nor
"home of the average man"
grew until the redundant "City of Grover City"
was renamed "Grover Beach."

Grover, let us be true to one another!
The world, which seems to lie
before us like a pile of sand,
has trains, and busses, and sagebrush,
and Grover has a beach.

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