for Allen Ginsberg

by Tarek Hassan
Tuesday, May 20, 2003

tamer of the stars...
telling us of the Universal dance of joy
here's a loving tear
when the net of frightened men
and women...
shall have you tame....
a grocer's bill
and as Mozart lay dying
the grocer said NO and sent in the bailiffs
and the famous Baron advised a discreet pauperís funeral
more economical the Baron said
later we all convulsed with hysterical admiration
for dead geniuses made safe


 

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