VISIONS OF YOU – 1992 – A POEM

Posted: February 2, 2021 in beat generation, poems, POETRY

Night time vision,
High on cold meds,
Can’t think of her name,
His name?
1992,
I met em,
Sitting at a bus stop,
Waiting for a bus,
Drinking gasoline,
Huffing fumes,
Shopping malls,
Broken down,
In a one horse town,
The reading of some words,
Brooms beating against the walls,
Hallow be his name,
Jack,
Rack,
Rats moving through the sewers,
Trying to find an angry fix,
1992,
Baby crying,
Frying,
Lying,
Breathless in the heat of a Georgia afternoon,
Jazz man,
Playing on the brook,
Club man beating up a spook,
Jerry’s dying,
One day at a time,
Sarah’s dying,
Coke dreams,
On PCP,
Misery, baby, high tone misery,
Girls in the back room,
Yelling out,
Los Angeles is just a memory,
Mama’s dying,
Half past a century,
Wooden spokes,
Clacking,
Clacking against the rims of reason,
Ain’t nobody here,
Two blocks,
Turns into one hundred miles,
Away from that misery of breaking up,
Shagged in a Pinto,
Somewhere, USA!

Walter cried,
Shy,
Fried,
Dying alone,
In a one bed flat,
Shat,
Nobody knew,
He was there,
All alone,
The lanes changed,
Rail road yard,
Bells ringing,
Two forty five,
AM,
About time to give up,
Ring that bell,
Please,
Drinks are on me,
Club Sky,
Realize,
Jazz, man,
Play it for the beat,
Too beat,
Gotta sleep,
But will wait till I die,
Oh Johnny,
Where have you gone?

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