On Neal Cassidy’s Ashes

Delicate eyes that blinded blue Rockies, all ashNipples, ribs touched w/my thumb are ashMouth my tongue touched once or twice all ashbony cheeks soft on my belly are Cinder, ashearlobes & eyelids, youthful cock-tip, curly pubisbreast warmth, man palm, high school thigh,baseball biceps arm, asshole anneal’d to               silken skin all ashes, all ashes again.

Recording used by kind permission of the BBC for the BBC 100 showcase - from On Neal Cassidy's Ashes by Allen Ginsberg, copyright © Allen Ginsberg, 1973, used by permission of The Wylie Agency (UK) Ltd.

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