They Don’t Howl No More

Howl No moreI saw the greatest

words of my generation

wasted, strunked and white

wrung out with punctuation

dying a slow txtng death

 

Used in minor+myopic+

progressive+political+positions,

smoking unfiltered vowels

and whoring themselves out

to uniformly avante garde

literary publishers.

 

While spellcheck

gently weeps

and asks

in its best

Forrest Gump

to replace French words

with good solid American ones….

 

I am not a fan of Ginsberg,

only of his best students,

Al and Bobby and others,

you know who you are,

the ones who know the Negro

streets at dawn are

the best places to be.

 

The best words, my generation

whoring Colorado, sudden Manhattan,

Kansas?

 

Floor of Harlem crow, tortillas & egg,

nitroglycide, phonograph,

and yes, one I chopped up

and another I madeup

like frankenstein and lecter

all monsters

sound vaguely Jewish

A rather unlikely accident?

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About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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