6.02.2013

FOOTNOTE TO LIFE HERE

with profuse apologies to Allen Ginsberg
Wonder! Wonder! Wonder! Wonder! Wonder! Wonder! Wonder!
    Wonder! Wonder! Wonder! Wonder!
The earth is wondrous! Her people are wondrous! Her seas
    and trees and landscapes are wondrous!
Everything is wondrous! The eyes and lips and hands are wondrous!
Everyday is wondrous! Everywhere is an eternity! Everyone’s
    full of wondrous ecstasy and gin-juice and cunt-power!
    Wondrous sweat pooling under breasts, wondrous the cock, yes
    especially the cock is wondrous!
The typewriter is wondrous, words flying across ether is wondrous,
    all the mundane shit of everymorning and everynight is
    wondrous, tucking kids in bed at night is wondrous!
Wondrous dreams! Wondrous sleepless nights wondrous amber liquid
    sipped from a jelly jar wondrous!
Wondrous the farmer’s market! Wondrous children on the bike path!
    Tasty Top Soft Serve is fucking wondrous!
Wondrous the people protesting violence and tyranny! Wondrous
    the students facing down tanks! Wondrous tweeting through
    tear gas! Wondrous the people of Istanbul!
Wondrous protests!
The Internet is full of wondrous wonder!
Television is wondrous! Communication is wondrous! Wondrous your
    whisper in my ear, wondrous a phone call from my father,
    wondrous songs handed down generations, wondrous books
    of poetry passed hand to hand, wondrous Edith Bunker singing
    Love Can Make A Hero From A Chump!
Wondrous a lecture from a child about how trash can be useful!
Wonder! Wonder! Wonder! Wonder! Wonder! Wonder!
Wondrous the children the love the sex the earth the super-goodness
    of the soul in the face of evil the notion that love
    trumps it all!

 

Kerry asked the Real Toads for an homage to Allen Ginsberg, whose birthday is June 3. Special favorite! And rest in peace, dear Jean Stapleton.