H. Miller – Tropic of Cancer

So far there have been no dreams that have taken wing. Not one man has been born light enough, gay enough, to leave the earth! The eagles who flapped their mighty pinions for a while came crashing heavily to earth. They made us dizzy with the flap and whir of their wings. Stay on the earth, you eagles of the future! The heavens have been explored and they are empty. And what lies under the earth is empty too, filled with bones and shadows. Stay on the earth and swim another few hundred thousand years!

 

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A. Ginsberg – Television Was a Baby Crawling Toward That Deathchamber

Here I am—Old Betty Boop whoopsing behind the skull-microphone

wondering what Idiot soap opera horror show we broadcast by Mistake

—full of communists and frankenstein cops and

mature capitalists running the State Department and the Daily News Editorial

hypnotizing millions of legional-eyed detectives to commit mass murder on the Invisible

 

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