A Hoot by Doug Draime

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A Hoot

Give it to the black sun
………………of Harry Crosby.

Give it to the Nomads of Niger
………………dancing in jagged pairs.

Give it to the hollow dead eyes
………………of Goya.

Give it to the dust blowing westward
………………constantly in the
………………………..Grand Canyon.

Give it to the blind watch maker laughing
…………………..insanely on 43rd street.

I don’t care. I don’t give a shit any more. Give
……….it to Kerouac’s last
…………………………………….fucking death binge.

Doug Draime
Doug Draime

Doug Draime’s

latest book is More Than The Alley, a full-length poetry collection from Interior Noise Press. Also available are four chapbooks: Los Angeles Terminal: Poems 1971-1980 (Covert Press), In The Back of Madam Wong’s (Tree Killer Inc), Rock ’ n Roll Jizz (Propaganda Press), and an online chap, Speed of Light (Right Hand Pointing). A poet, short story writer, and playwright, Draime emerged as a presence in the literary ‘underground’ in Los Angeles in the late 1960’s. Awarded PEN grants in 1987, 1991, and 1992. During the last few years he has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes. Forthcoming, a career spanning collection from Pedestrian Press, called Farrago Soup.

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