GINSBERG NEAR HIS END REGRETTED
"I WAS JUST A CHRONICLER OF OTHERS"
Albert Huffstickler departed.."There must be somewhere better than Austin"
Bukowski near his death made fun of his old myths
Each@the edge slows down.Meditates.Rate of change compounds.
Like talking hippie to a punk,or punk to a stockbroker
Compare the myth of youth to the reality of age
Fresh peach face to lined experience
Beauty in too many stories to remember
without the capacity to remember
why you walked into this room.
Wordsworth did not want walkers in his Lake District.
What if those famous last words were dross and dribble?
Age may not mean wisdom,nor innocence wise
Footprints on the path towards the waters
Sweet Virginia-whether you fall or rise
depends upon intent.Sweet Sylvia-
at least you saved your children from your choice.
So many of the players gone: Jack Micheline, Kaufman, Kell Robertson, Gene Ruggles, George Tsongas, just to name a small handful.
By the time he returned, North Beach had become ground zero for the Beat Generation, and Winans embraced the bohemian lifestyle. The book follows…