Dinner Down the Road

Julia Bartlett

I was comfortable,
I was comforted.
I felt Midwestern
feeding on
salad with plenty of avocado
and oh, the dressing.
I was eating out of a summer night,
talking away,
and dogs playing
as a watermelon sunset
slid into the Pacific.

I wonder
how it would be
if I just dropped by your house
every night
about this time….

Tom Killion, Bolinas Ridge Sunset


Many talented individuals are featured in the West Marin Review. Please click below for this volume’s contributors.

  • Cover
    • Tom Killion   Bolinas Ridge Sunset
  • Prose
    • Catherine David   Amateurs Are First-Rate Lovers
    • Reynold Junker   Yesterday, Perhaps
    • Jessica O’Dwyer   Meeting Ana
    • Agustina Martinez   Life in Mexico
    • Jan Harper Haines   Hootlani!
    • Agnes Wolohan Smuda von Burkleo   Fall
    • Vivian Olds   Marin Memoirs
    • Elia Haworth   Farming and Ranching in Bolinas 1834 to 2010
    • Jonathan Rowe   Fellow Conservatives
    • Steve Heilig   Tom Killion on Mount Tam
    • Daniel Potts   Scattered Threads
    • Flor Jimenez   Broken Blood
    • Jazmine Collazo   Good-bye, Hello
    • Cynthia A. Cady   The Miles Pilot
    • Jody Farrell   The Cat Lover
    • Dave Mitchell   Tall Tales of Intelligent Animals
    • Terry Nordbye   If Two-by-Fours Could Talk
  • Poetry
    • Jodie Appell   Advice for the Marin Lovelorn
    • Prartho Sereno   The Dancing Cure
    • Julia Bartlett   Dinner Down the Road
    • Gillian Wegener   After Dry Lightning
    • Juan Avalos   Dear Mud
    • Albert Flynn DeSilver   Hope
    • Lynne Knight   Apology, with Hawks Veering
    • Randall Potts   A Natural History
    • Hal Ober   Camellia and Chameleon
    • Roy Mash   I Was Getting Ready To Tie My Tie When
    • Nellie Hill   Winter Horse
  • Art + Artifact
    • Patti Trimble   Endangered Mission Blue
    • Nell Melcher   Dark Trees
    • Ryan Giammona   Quail
    • Andrzej Michael Karwacki   Art Natura 03 and Little Voices of Flowers
    • Amanda Tomlin   Nicasio Reservoir Thistles and First Rain, White House Pool
    • Kurt Lai   Path
    • Jessica Baldwin   Spring Lamb
    • Willow Dawson   Hummingbird
    • Sha Sha Higby   In Folds of Tea/Dance in Sculptural Costume
    • Marnie Spencer   Wish You Were Here
    • Terrence Murphy   Summer and Fence Mender
    • Christa Burgoyne   Fuller’s Teasel
    • Wendy Goldberg   Meadow: West Marin
    • Dewey Livingston   West Marin Portraiture: Photography by Seth Wood, 1940s to 1950s
    • Tom Killion   Bolinas Ridge Sunset and Mount Tamalpais from Big Rock Ridge
    • Richard Lindenberg   Inverness Marsh West
    • Lorna Stevens   Herd
    • Kevin Alvarado   Untitled
    • Jacqueline Mallegni   Sky Barge
    • Christin Coy   January Afternoon—Bolinas Lagoon
    • Kyla Pasternak   Jenna
    • Mary Siedman   Lively Peony and Bolinas Lagoon
    • Zea Morvitz   Four Prepared Books
    • Vi©kisa   A Dog’s Life
    • Jon Langdon   My Matilijas
    • Mark Ropers   Shades of Red
    • Sevilla Granger   Marin West; Marin East and Santa Barbara 101
    • Mardi Wood   Horse