d.a. levy, Cleveland poet
d.a. levy, poet (1942-1968)

to terry

little blonde the caress of
combs and bing bang brushing
of your hair brings on tiny
tight spontaneous hugs and
miniature kisses.

down long living room runs
to doorbells ringing poof
your spilling in a pop of
crib leavings on lonely a. m.
journeys – and i think of you.

sometimes those blue eyes
pick roses not only from
dreams of others and drown
cardboard ducks in your
somedays is gonna be full of

unanswered questions.

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taken from ukanhavyrfuckinciti bak
originally collected and edited by rjs and
published by t.l. kryss, GHOST PRESS CLEVELAND, 1967

since d.a. levy rejected copyright as “copyrot”
you may freely reproduce and pass on his work

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