Friday, June 16, 2006

I have mystical visions and cosmic vibrations

It was Allen Ginsbergs' 80th birthday a few weeks back (June 3rd) and I meant to celebrate it but forgot. So I figure I'll make up for it by posting the first few lines of my favorite Ginsy poem, 'America'

'America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.
America two dollars and twenty-seven cents January 17, 1956.
I can't stand my own mind.
America when will we end the human war?
Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb
I don't feel good don't bother me.
I won't write my poem till I'm in my right mind.
America when will you be angelic?
When will you take off your clothes?
When will you look at yourself through the grave?
When will you be worthy of your million Trotskyites?
America why are your libraries full of tears?
America when will you send your eggs to India?
I'm sick of your insane demands

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