Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beat Postcard #14: Mugging by the Lights

Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert La Vigne, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, San Francisco 1956
Standing in front of City Lights Bookshop

Why not revolt,
or at least bash some heads?

Because we've had enough of that.
In the face of death, let us take pictures of the faces of life.

Out of chaos comes order. Their words brought forth
the beauty of Brownian movement, the arabesque in the eye,
nose, and throat of the storm.

Of course they'd find wisdom in wine.
Light in the dark.
Salvation in the heart of the damned.

"Gather 'round, fellas. This dude's got a camera says it'll pick up our souls.
Ever hear such a thing?


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