By Joshua Escobar

In the off season
Commuters cross the
Stage of the 8 bit
Within the immense
Emptiness some youth
In the upper rows
Talk over traffic
Typical to the
Surrounding region
For decades booming
With citrus cargo and
Construction their play
On fate private and

Joshua Escobar is the author of two chapbooks, Caljforkya Voltage and xxox fm, as well as a new debut collection, Bareback Nightfall, which explores a queer dystopia through the eyes of a deejay. He co-edits the student magazine Open Fruit at Santa Barbara City College.