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say Hello to Stanley (for Marlon Brando)

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Dennis Hopper yapping like a rabbid dog
"the man knows what the man knows, man"
crazy amphetimized coyote

A shaven headed hulk
half naked in the candle light
espousing "the horror, the horror"

And Marlon Brando,
the absence of your gravitas
makes the moon shudder

Your drawling beauty lifts off the sphere
like a burning phoenix
coming true in some other realm
slapping god around like a kid
saying "don't you know how to make a world –
I'll show you a world."

My tears would be a waste of time
say hello to Stanley.