INSPIRED BY ALLEN GINSBERG READING HOWL

Posted: September 7, 2021 in beat generation, poems, POETRY
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I sat,
Crossed leg,
Looking into that night,
Those whispers
People,
Cars moving,
The trains pulling out of Depot,
Mayor, Despots,
Kings of Midnight Realm,
Singing against a soft rain.

The merriment I was feeling,
Hours to wear off,
Oh sure joy,
Small town,
Stuffed into some big city,
Men,
Women,
Whores,
Sluts,
Drug,
Undragged,
Nightmares,
In intoxicated colors,
Freedom from that unwanted,
Sex?
Love in some office,
Mother,
School,
Random Chance to be killed by a stray bullet?

Five past nine, I’m still alive, looming in a contemplation of a bottle of beer, a candle,
Burning,
Bright in the sweet night,
The machinery gears grinding,
Killing the movie house,
The road house,
Cheap beer,
Wine made from variants of veggies and fruit,
Doctors wondering,
Who are we?

Space,
That final frontier,
Pushing us towards brightened worlds,
Blood flowing from our mouth,
Jesus pray for that night to end,
Dying in a sewer,
Dry,
Die oh pain,
please die.

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