Living in the House of Change

Woke up in the morning
only with the end
of this line.
    Cowen Park,
the new frontier,
ferns sheltering me
from the rain, giving me
Heard the University
Street Fair, Jerry
a.k.a. Jeri Curl, still danced
in the street
w/ Mick Jagger--
lips mouthing the label
of an empty Rolling
Stone beer bottle.
chipmunk froze
    a friend Sasquatch
belched and farted.
is nothin' new
as Elvis sang of April:
Don't be cruel!
    Let me start again
& get my feet back on
the street.


Earle Thompson

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