d.a. levy

(10/29/1942 – 11/24/1968)

New Ethnic Folk Poem
for the Beat Generation in Cleveland

i watch my shadow
on the death weeds drying
listen to the cold night song
SHIP BELLS —
             Train Clang ringing
SHIP BELLS —
             Train Clang ringing
SHIP BELLS —
             Train Clang ringing
little girl had a
flower fell on her

little girl had a
dime she just spent
singing to the mail
and the stuff she sent
ROAD HOUSE —
             and no one passing
ROAD HOUSE —
             and no one passing
ROAD HOUSE —
             and no one passing
losing the time
her fingers crossing

little girl in a start
swinging in the flats
singing a song
that no one knows
BLACK BOAT —
              swaying on the river
BLACK BOAT —
              swaying on the river
BLACK BOAT —
              swaying on the river
peyote and poppies
weave a crown for her

melancholy fog horn
singing in the rain
singing the blues
to the nowhere train
NEW PALE HORSE —
                 and no rider winging
NEW PALE HORSE —
                 and no rider winging
NEW PALE HORSE —
                 and no rider winging
little girl in the window
watching the wind




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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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