by Charles Wright
‘California Dreaming’ by Charles Wright, written in 1983, is a poem about Wright’s departure from Laguna Beach, CA, where he lived for six years. In ‘California Dreaming,’ the poet-speaker describes how Californians are similar to another evolution of people from the East.
We are not born yet, and everything’s crystal under our feet.
We are not brethren, we are not underlings.
We are another nation,