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Day 29:: Ferlinghetti Didn't Recognize Me

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Ferlinghetti Didn't Recognize Me
4/29/2019

There was the time dig
a substitution was made
spent the day working at
CityLights man North Beach
and all living the not-so-secret
dream to connect become a part 
of a servant to the lineage poets
artists madmen and a friend who
never asked me back said I
gotta do so you want to fill
in be part of the bop the
boring boring once you
‘ve been in it awhile
day-to-day grind
and I said MAN
hella-hella-way-
cool and they
sd without
Referenc-
ing 

Black Mountain College
Never ever say that sh*t again
And so there I was fumbling
with the System old-old-school
kept wondering when they would 
drop the abacus on me saying
we don’t do calculators here
because the AI war will be lost
And we don’t want them sending
their drones back in time to mess -
up a good thing when who should
walk in but Lawrence Monsanto 
Ferlinghetti and he says Are you
new? Just like that as if he didn’t
know his own store as if he 
couldn’t see the faded 
scars on my finger -
tips from my cut -
ups and razor 
phase 

or all the times
becoming the Best Poet
Possible led to irresponsible
disreputable unethical behavior
eventually delivering me newborn
on the left- coast and so I sd
after too long a hesitation
in a whisper laden with
discontent I suppose
so and he said
I swear he said
That makes
sense.


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dcmarti1

I had to SLOW myself down to read and GET this.

whisper laden with discontent

And then a merely, "I suppose so"

How "beat" of you. (I also learned that Ferlinghetti IS still alive.)

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dr_con

TY! yes indeed he is. 101 ? I think. This was a memory 'redone' from the 90's;_ Last time I was in California, went and bought my Friend Ek's Poetry Book 'Ordinary Villains @ City Lights... Man we've come a long long way;-) Highly recommend the collection BTW some truly astonishing pieces:


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