doug draime | the late 1980’s on these mean streets of the united states of amerika

Being in
my late
40’s ( an old
man
in some
people’s
book ) and
homeless,
watching
my
days
fold
like a bad
poker
hand,
where the
few
chips
left on my
side
of the table
I
pushed
back
into
the game
and
I
let them ride
I
was treading
on
thin ice
and
I
thought
fuck it
I
might
as well
dance

a

and
I
danced
baby
I
danced

Doug Draime

has been a presence in the underground literary movement since the late 1960’s, when he emerged as part of the notorious Los Angeles poetry scene of the latter 20th century. His most recent books include: “Bones” (Kendra Steiner Editions) and “Los Angeles Terminal: Poems 1971-1980” (Covert Press). Forthcoming is a larger book of selected poems called, “Transmissions From The Underground” due out in December 2008 from d/e/a/d/b/e/a/t press. His diverse range of writing including poems, short stories and plays continue to a appear in publications worldwide. He currently lives in the foothills of the Siskiyou mountain range in Oregon.

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0 Replies to “doug draime | the late 1980’s on these mean streets of the united states of amerika”

  1. Where the hell are you stashed now Doug? I know you are surprised that I’m still alive, but so am I. Life is too good to ditch. I haven’t always felt that way, but when it gets close to closing time, another drink has to be ordered.
    send me a note.
    Ricci

  2. Ricci –

    How cool to hear from you, man! Yeah, you’re right
    I did think you were a goner. email me, we’ll get caught up on the last 2 decades.

    Doug

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