Friday, July 4, 2008

Beat Postcard #8: Orlovsky Overlooks

Peter Orlovsky, Yosemite, CA 1955
Overlooking the valley

Yeah, he thought he'd seen the last one, too. They were all the last one.

That's the only way they could continue.

If they, even for a second, believed in the enormous future that would come
they would crumble under the weight.

So they went for broke when they overlooked valleys.

He misses it, in turning his gaze to us.

"Ignore the camera, Orlo!" Jack would yell. But Peter just couldn't help it.

I mean, really. Look how deep it is.

How in the world
could a gaze make its way back up?

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