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Published:April 30th, 2008 09:19 EST
Something Else To Get Us Through

Something Else To Get Us Through

By David Richardson

Aeschylus with his Agamemnon.

Ovid,

Virgil,

All the way up to Camus

And beyond.

.

Kerouac,

Wolfe, Thomas, that is,

Chopin and Brecht,

And don’t forget about Garcia Marquez.

.

It’s so nice to get lost

in time.

It’s so nice to uncover what’s

behind this mind.

.

Hemingway with his whiskey,

Along with Jean Genet looking for the key,

Shirley Jackson and her Lottery,

And Hegesias’ lectures just might set you free.

.

It’s so nice sometimes

to be a part of the crime.

It’s so nice sometimes

to get a hold of this thing they call time.

.

Locke and Roth,

Sandburg and Eliot,

The farm and Kesey,

And all that fucking Greek tragedy.

.

It’s so nice.

It’s so nice.

Come along with me.