I Left My Heart

by Ferris Gilli and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Hedgerow #139, 2022, page 20. Originally written by email from December 2014 to January 2017.

Alcatraz wind

a young otter unrolls

from the kelp leaf Ferris

bicycle brakes squealing

down Lombard Street Michael

girls loudly discuss

the shape of Coit Tower—

noonday fog Ferris

a long line

for Ghirardelli chocolates—

the busker’s song Michael

turning the cable car around

at Powell and Market Ferris

Pier 39 sunset—

dogs and seals

bark at each other Michael