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signs billowing over the windows at City Lights today in the city

Posted to Action Poetry

fluttering from the upper story
straight up Columbus, off Broadway
white banners
a series of faces
with american flags glued to mouthplaces
above them
in black 48 bf times roman
waving in the wind read these letters:

i went inside vesuvio's and had a drink
the bartender talked about the oakland fire in 91
an opiuum addict came in and drank a half a cherry coke
oh, he comes in here all the time, every day for four cherry cokes
it's his ritual, you know
i looked at the fifty cents and the half-drank cola
sweating on the bar
i had a shot and i had a beer
i left a beer for jack and drove home across the bay
in the sunshine