d.a. levy, Cleveland poet
d.a. levy
(10/29/1942 – 11/24/1968)


She – because of ways
    wilder than – ran past
in only snood and left
a kiss of Coan stuff.

He chased her
    with a shovel
of pink marijuana
screaming – “LOOK,
there’s still the Blues
& New Orleans Jazz &
Greenwich Village,” as
she lept on the black
jasmine splashed on
Leucadian Cliffs.

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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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