JUST ANOTHER WORD ?
I’m failing high school bored no interest
going through the motions Pretending at becoming
in these concrete halls (was anyplace uglier?)
Then I remember : I already have a Master’s
degree ! And I don’t have to wander aimlessly
anymore It’s like being rescued from inertia
Like the majestic white lion in a cage full of rage + resignation
set free by a large hairy rat who gnaws through
the bars The cage door now ajar
How many think that freedom is the most natural
thing to be ? (99.3%)
Will the lion stay inside lazy & complacent ?
Or wander the plain as free as the wind blows (as free as the grass grows)
Would the watchers on buses and streetcars bolt ?
Or sit there stupefied
..the heartbroken salesman lights another cigarette ..the stars are out
dusk has fallen on a Colorado road..
Spring 2013 Songanddancegirl Allen Ginsberg Matt Monroe Janis Joplin