The Sorrows of Young Werewolf (eyeteeth) wrote,
The Sorrows of Young Werewolf

What if it isn't

A couple of years ago I bought a Dymo labeler. I enjoy it for practical purposes like labeling the jar of chickpea flour, but mostly I enjoy it for impractical purposes, like reproducing a poem to stick on the wall of my shower. I have loved this poem ever since the poet, Paul Violi, came to read at my high school lo these many years ago. If only I had been born a few years earlier I could have been there for Allen Ginsberg, who apparently talked about how high school is a terrible time in your life in which you are expected to pay attention to stuff but can't because you are consumed by thoughts of sex. If he then made untoward advances on any of the boys, history does not record them.

Anyway, the poem. It is an especially good choice because it contains no commas or question marks, which aren't available on a Dymo labeler.

Just now, in making sure that this poem still isn't anywhere online, I discovered what Google suggests when you type "will everyone." I'm fairly sure that the answer to all these questions is "no."
Tags: i don't always talk about lobotomies, lobotomy is mentioned in howl though, paul violi, photos, plus ginsberg's mom was lobotomized, poetry, she got the prefrontal kind i think
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