Inspired by Bernadette Mayer’s writing experiment “A Line For Every Block,” write a line for every star you pass on the Walk of Fame. You may start anywhere on the walk, but then you must write a line for every subsequent star up to the number 14 (as Mayer’s original approach was 14 blocks). [For More about What This Is]
1. Everyone on Hollywood Blvd has turned into a rabbit.
2. The stars are not tombstones, especially the empty ones.
3. Louise Dresser made hats for starlets and stars, but she wished she had owned a candy shop instead, pulling salt-water taffy.
4. It’s a shame that no one knows who you are or what you did.
5. Frank Sinatra bought a turquoise shirt, and a purple one and then put them into a plastic bag.
6. Welcome to heaven or hell, your choice.
7. I used to own a Jimmy Eat World CD, but then I sold it.
8. Everything will be just fine / Everything
9. The Halloween march is like March in Halstead.
10. A star for every car—a cloud of saffron.
11. Freddy Martin, my father, wore a wig, worked for the FBI, and collected decorative shot glasses.
12. Don’t mess with me, me and my berretta.
13. This fern tree was planted here in 1988 as part of a city beautification project.
14. Getting into my leopard print gloves and smelling a pool of oil and rain, I end on new beginnings.