Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I am done with this college that reads The Dharma Bums and sits in a circle sighing and nodding
you all talking about how it is a book for young people with a slow drawl making young people into
words like fuck and shit
(DO YOU HAVE NO PASSION MUST YOU SIT THERE AND BE ASTUTER-THAN-THOU AAALWAAAAYS!)
and I try to tell you No this book has conquered literature because it is Truth Forever and Ever
because it is a piece of a soul it is beautiful things and emptiness and honesty pacing back and
forth at the top of a mountain kicking rocks into the void
but your pencils go scribble-scribble-scribble
and your years calcify in your bowels.

1 comment:

jessica. seid. said...

i have yet to read the dharma bums; i borrowed it from matt collado. i still really don't know what it's about, actually. i'm currently reading extremely loud and incredibly close by jonathan safran foer which i think you'd love.