Sweetheart
when you break thru
you’ll find
a poet here
not quite what one would choose.

I won’t promise
you’ll never go hungry
or that you won’t be sad
on this gutted
breaking
globe

but I can show you
baby
enough to love
to break your heart
forever

Diane Di Prima, “Song for Baby-O, Unborn”
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New England Rock (excerpt)

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The Cliff Crawlers (Excerpt)

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The third plane down in a week.

My heart is broken in so many ways.

All my love and spirit to all those affected and in pain.

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Amiri Baraka, “Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note (Excerpt)”

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Maya Angelou, “Awaking in New York”

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In our pursuits, though still, we venture forth
Hoping to grasp a handful of cloud and return
Unscathed, cloud in hand. We encounter
Space, fist, violin, or this—an immaculate face
Of a boy, somewhat wild, smiling in sun.
He raises his hand, as if in carefree salute
Shading eyes that contain the thread of God.
Soon they will gather power, disenchantment
They will reflect enlightenment, agony
They will reveal the process of love
They will, in an hour alone, shed tears.
'Reflecting Robert' (excerpt), Patti Smith
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Happy 100th birthday to the late William S Burroughs

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I have been alone but seldom
lonely.
I have satisfied my thirst
at the well
of my self
and that wine was good,
the best I ever had,
and tonight
sitting
staring into the dark
I now finally understand
the dark and the
light and everything
in between.
Charles Bukowski, mind and heart (excerpt)
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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