Summer Time will be Love'n There

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Summer Time will be Love’n There **1

Sunset
Is a boulevard **2
Where thorns and flowers meet.

When She leaves—
I walk and lay
Day by day by day by day

The window to me
Is shut away
Shattered—here I am on knees- - -

Hands of snakes
Touch of snails
Animals aren’t They?

The children live across the way
In a world that sees the sun
Oh! If I could bleed, or sleep— **3

Like them
And smile or weep
But colorless, colorless **4

‘Less you knew more!
Red rivers of pins
have quite the story to tell

through City lights’ flicker
reflected by black eyes—
little flames of hell**5

Oh my life-Ha—
Do I terrify? **6
But do tell me more!

Tell me anything
Something
Words and heat


I—
150 roses for the full **7
100 roses for the half

But have words!
Sing like willows and bear meaning of bears!
I—He said I’d meet some gentle people there **8

For roses I’ll do anything
Now more than before

Seasons round
Winters and Summers pass
Still as a corpse I lay

150 for a full
100 on a half


** references

1.
Scott McKenzie’s Song “San Francisco (with flowers in your hair)
2.
Sunset Blvrd. is a place in SF that is troubled by prostitution
3.
Line from Plath’s “Poppies in July”
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6.
Line that mirrors “Do I terrifiy” (line 12, Plath) from “Lady Lazarus” poem
7.
Line from “San Francisco” by Scott Mckenzie
8.
Roses are symbols of beauty but also the prostitution slang for money (i.e. 150 roses is $150)





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