Friday, July 11, 2008

Beat Postcard #13: Kral Majales

Allen Ginsberg, Prague 1965
Selected by the students as the May King ("Kral Majales") before being expelled from the country.

We were born after a royalty.

Some beats crowned kings, while others sang blank halls
for deaf compensation. Some were crucified, others ignored.

Now everyone cuts crowns from paper, walks
with an affected gait. We name streets after ourselves, claim thrones of our own design.

The latest can't even be bothered to lead us.

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