Trying to grasp Ginsberg and Bukowski MAG

November 14, 2012
By Chandani.s GOLD, Jersey City, New Jersey
Chandani.s GOLD, Jersey City, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well-H.D.T

I'm so attracted
To this
Neobohemian counterculturistic
Type of writing
So hard and mean and true
the Man could never understand
That this trembles beneath the skin
of the youth

I'm in love with Bukowski
With darkly lit Los Angeles rooms
Hookers from the second floor.

Days filled with cigarette binges and
This sense of
self-destructive hyper-empathy
For the lost and the cold and the sick
Because you too are lost and cold and

So sick that you can only
Purging yourself onto blank
Sheets of paper
While causing permanent damage
To your kidneys and lungs and

I lust for Ginsberg and his
1950's dystopian paradise of
Marijuana and promiscuity
A cesspool
For creative thought.

I'm attracted to the raw and the
Yet somewhat packaged
And premeditated
Who march into the fire just
To write about the burn

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem in response to Howl by Allen Ginsberg and Here I am... By Bukowski. Tried to understand them, and resorted to Keats. Negative capability,

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