Sunday, April 6, 2014

Real is But So is All

“What a horror it would have been if the world was real.” - From Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

The filthy subway station platform is real
But so were my mystical childhood adventures
The angry screaming mad woman is real
But so were my ecstatic teenage sexual fantasies
The horrible deaths and torture reported in the news are real
But so are my the laughing joyful poems
Real you are voracious and greedy corporations
Real you are scheming lying politicians
Real you are murderous criminals
But so are you real orgasms
But so are you real laughter
But so are you real dreams
All the realities of the world
Competing and arguing but all true
Horrors side by side with joys
Slaughter and dancing
Mayhem and kisses
Violence and understanding
I am real too
And so are you
So are we all
And so too what we do
And so we do

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