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thanks beat...

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...of the two kerouac could get my attention - ginsberg just couldn't hold me for long if he couldn't grab me in the first two lines - and kerouac was a bitch in his own way 'cause he was a hit & miss operator - a machine gunner versus a sharpshooter - ya had to go thru ALL his stuff to find the hits ... poke your finger into all the bullet holes in the wall to see which ones were bloody and which were dry - but i couldn't survive a steady diet of either so i am glad there are countless poets and writers good bad & ugly - impassioned or indifferent - it doesn't matter to me if a writer holds dice in his hand or a bible - it's the wonder that makes the magic . i don't have truck with long windedness though - even my own. thanks again for reading/