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The World Is a Beautiful Place by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don’t mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don’t mind a touch of hell… 238 more words

Dinkytown's Magic Moment

The folks that gathered at The Scholar were philosophers, alcoholics, grad students, writers, poets, wannabe writers and poets, hangers-on, musicians of all kinds: strummers, singers, tambourine shakers, bongo thumpers, mouth harpists and so on.

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Complicity in the Age of Choice

I think of my complicity in the age of choice, and my suspicion that there isn’t really any choice. There are usually only two things to choose from, two really big bands, two hefty paperbacks, two women, only one bankrupt ideology (since the others have lost) and yet the illusion persists.   387 more words


State Trooper Protection

Everyday I walk by an old car
I read its big white and blue windshield sticker
State Troopers are your best protection
Everyday I laugh… 137 more words


Kinnikinnicks' public shelf-life at UC Berkeley

The Kinnikinnick editions reside in the University of California Doe Library under the call number: PS3505 Co118 R118 MAIN

“Bringing in” these zines has been an experiment a la Richard Brautigan’s library, as described in his novel, … 113 more words

Stolen Hope

Hope-thief just scurried off into the cold,
STILL not-yet-spring night
with his prize.
I now sit,
like a dead nerve.
I didn’t even fight him, 40 more words