Go to Tibet.
Ride a camel.
Read the Bible.
Dye your shoes blue.
Grow a Beard.
yes, they begin out in a willow, I…
the starch mountains begin out in…
and keep right on going without re…
pumas and nectarines
somehow these mountains are like
“what?” they say, “you got a
it’s like I have sold out to
I had no idea so many
It’s never quite right, he said, t…
the way the music sounds, the way…
It’s never quite right, he said, a…
taught, all the loves we chase, al…
here I am
in the ground
I read that he lost a suitcase ful…
train and that they never were rec…
I can’t match the agony of this
but the other night I wrote a 3—pa…
upon this computer
I awaken about noon and go out to…
in my old torn bathrobe.
I’m hung over
hair down in my eyes
I have lain in bed all day
but I have written one poem
and I am up now
looking out the window
and like a novelist might say
was a truly amazing man
he pretended to be
even though we lived on beans and…
when we sat down to eat, he said,
some people never go crazy.
me, sometimes I’ll lie down behind…
for 3 or 4 days.
they’ll find me there.
it’s Cherub, they’ll say, and
O lord, he said, Japanese women,
real women, they have not forgotte…
bowing and smiling
closing the wounds men have made;
but American women will kill you l…
some people are so dumb
you can hear them
the words have come and gone,
I sit ill.
the phone rings, the cats sleep.
I am waiting to live,
self-congratulatory nonsense as th…
famous gather to applaud their see…
we are always asked
to understand the other person’s
no matter how