Etcetera 7.

It’s a downhill ride to Venice, California. Low tide this afternoon around half past one, and the water is 62 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Yes, snake handling is a sport. Now let’s eat this pizza in the handball court.

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The clown takes a unicycle while brushing his teeth. He sells foam footballs from a basket on his neck.

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Look at the citizen in the pen lift 300 pounds. His assistant makes the video. This is a festival of steel.

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Shirts versus skins, three on three. Good hustle, nice hustle. You just got to score.

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Are they beating down a couch? The game of paddle tennis makes a broken cardboard sound.

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Passing 25th Av on a longboard to heaven. Welcome to the beach.

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The swimmer sits in the sand, head in a mist. The airplanes go out and the surfers come in.

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Some old rocking clippers communicate to Boston.

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Fishermen toss their wastes of bait off the pier. They put mackerel down on rags.

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Man, the gulls have made a real mess of this wood. Down below a mother and her boy kick a volleyball through the pylons.

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Sunset isn’t until 7:36 p.m. Let’s get a parachute.

 

 

 

 

Written By

Joshua Baldwin is an editor at Eephus. He is the author of The Wilshire Sun, a novella. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, n+1, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Prelude, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles. Reach him at josh@eephusmag.com.

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