Celebrity Killed the Artist

reading Howl backwards
trying to put Allen
back in his head
universe contained
rewound to a time
before Tangier
Burroughs’ black magic
renouncing maya
for science
vivisecting the
“blue boy” to stab
Ginsberg’s wearied soul

may you find solace
dear Sage in the
great Blakean consciousness
immortal awakening
in Harvard bookstore
for minds to rip open
knowledge-impregnate
meaning behind
goblin cornices
on Harlem
rooftop
mid-afternoon ecstacy

© Emerys Watchel, 2016 All rights reserved.

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