Wikipedia Poem, No. 136

neworleans

“The minority groups in present-day industrial society who shout for freedom and human dignity are really clumsily asking that they be given a sense of primary heroism of which they have been cheated historically.” Ernest Becker

 

Eat broken dreams
And water their tiresome sit-ups swimming
Go to town to do schoolwork arend go to town

For umbrellas of Scotch for 5 p.m. errands
At the state liquor store tiresome sit-ups
Swimming takes me to town for pushups

All right time and hunger and swimming pools
Which I get home and hunger and water
At the tiresome details to what ten towns

Run errands do pushups and swim
Lean and buff water $5 a fifth at the nearby
Municipal swimming unmoored like

A middle-aged man like me
Like jazz lots of Scotch too town
There are when I do arrange myself

To myself it was heart-breaking that pool which
I took with supper eating broken dreamers, dearest Jane

 


Sources: 

Simons, Seth. “From Winston Churchill to Tim Cook: 
      The Sleep Routines of 7 Brilliant Minds.” Van Winkle’s. 
      Casper, 17 Feb. 2016. Web. 21 Feb. 2016.

“Love.” Dir. Dean Holland. Netflix. 19 Feb. 2016. Streaming video.

Becker, Ernest. The Denial of Death. New York: Free Press, 1973. Print.

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