Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Song Nine (the first song)

life is very hard
You know underneath skin, muscle, and viscera --
you will find guts. Same for all. For the holiest religious ones.
(the Popes) For the Movie Stars; park bums.
-- for the bums like me --
For all of us know fear. All of us see hair on the crotch.
All of us stream gas, fetid breath, vomit. life is very hard.
But we are ALIVE!
measured not by years, but verve. pure verve.
That is alive.