Sausalito Trash Prayer

Sausalito,
            Little Willow,
Perfect Beach by the last Bay in the World,
            None more beautiful,

Today we kneel at thy feet
            And curse the men who have misused you.

  — Lew Welch (1926 – 1971[?]), American Beat poet who disappeared in May 1971, presumed to have committed suicide. His body was never found.