Nice TA Nice
By Tyler Mobley
Saturday Shrimpy gets it, “nice TA nice,”
an easy Lords of Dogtown refrain
warms my heart in playful Pitas waves.
Rex soul arches his carver all the way to the boys,
“you guys didn’t call yours in?”
Rowdy skaters, cigs and burritos,
classic products of our environment, on the curb making a scene.
From Thompson and Ash a blue out field to
America’s pastime runs south past the train tracks.
Cement becomes slalom track trading carvers, tracing eights style, get low, flow.
Sun soaking burrito lizards waiting to be unwrapped
the slow count to 40 reverses order and
begins counting down.
Tribute to Rocket Power more personal than NASA
we all grew up watching.
They had Squid, we have Shrimpy in his
navy blue Zephyr team competition shirt,
“where did you get that?”
Cameron, an onion if you ever knew one.