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indar9

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Answer Forthcoming
« on: May 20, 2020, 10:12:57 PM »
On the night of September 16, 1932, a young actress named Peg Entwistle left her uncle’s home, walked to the nearby Hollywood sign, climbed a maintenance ladder to the top of the letter “H,” and jumped to her death. She was 24 years old.

Peg found herself
at the foot
of the glowing
sign,

each letter singular,
big as a building
that floats over
the land of dreams

she'd climbed

the heights,
she climbed
the sign.

Why the H?
Her story lost in myth
where myth is born--

why the H,
of all her choices,
with means to ascend
behind all 9?

She was a star,
her note an apology
for unknown sin
found in

her folded sweater
at the foot of the letter:
the H.

She was a star--
died where a star
dome blossomed.

Nightly, they search
for answers
in deep space.

I posted this poem a few years ago during my part-time tenure in L.A. I hiked that steep trail in Griffith Park to where the sign is pretty breathtaking. The Griffith observatory is open to the public and is itself quite a thrill. I am reposting this now because I see Netflix is going to release the "true" story of Peg Entwhistle. I therefore changed the title.

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