Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In Memoriam Allen Ginsberg: 1926-1997

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

In Memoriam Allen Ginsberg: 1926-1997

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America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.

America two dollars and twentyseven cents Janu ary 17, 1956.

I can't stand my own mind. America when will we end the human war? Go f- yourself with your atom bomb. I don't feel good don't bother me. I won't write my poem till I'm in my right mind. America when will you be angelic? When will you take off your clothes? When will you look at yourself through the grave? When will you be worthy of your million Trotskyites? America why are your libraries full of tears? America when will you send eggs to India? I'm sick of your insane demands. When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I need with my good looks? . . . America stop pushing I know what I'm doing. America the plum blossoms are falling. I haven't read the newspapers for months, everyday somebody goes on trial for murder. America I feel sentimental about the Wobblies. America I used to be a communist when I was a kid I'm not sorry. …

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