August 6, 2009

Letters & Drawings XXII


Rue Knox
This August
“Nothing good for dinner.”
Jesus. I managed that cheque badly.

Obama, God help me
I like that guy.
He’s on TV drinking beer with a policeman

New neighbours. They’re loud.
Screaming at their kids
It’s not bad enough they’re growing up poor

4 comments:

forrest said...

I really like this. More than I like early Ginsberg

Matthew A. Wilkinson said...

umm, liar.

ha. thanks.

forrest said...

I am not lying actually. I DO like this more. there is a lack of grotesque pretentiousness that I enjoy.

Matthew A. Wilkinson said...

Wow. I'm gonna hold onto that one. Yeah.

Have you read his poem 'America'? I read it on the metro one day this year. It turned out to be an ideal setting for his bustling words. I really love that poem.

On your recommendation I started reading him again this year. His work is pretty damned inspiring.