[I love that in this original version of the poem, there was an address at the bottom, and it was Allen Ginsberg's personal postal address. I sometimes wonder if this post box still exists, or if they had to cancel it because the new owners keep getting mail from people touched by Ginsberg's poetry?]

"I will send a picture, too
if you will send me one of you."
—R. Creeley

Poet professor in autumn years
seeks helpmate companion protector friend
young lover w/ empty compassionate soul
exuberant spirit, straightforward handsome
athletic physique & boundless mind, courageous
warrior who may also like women & girls, no problem,
to share bed meditation apartment Lower East Side,
help inspire mankind conquer world anger & guilt,
empowered by Whitman Blake Rimbaud Ma Rainey & Vivaldi,
familiar respecting Art's primordial majesty, priapic carefree
playful harmless slave or master, mortally tender passing swift time,
photographer, musician, painter, poet, yuppie or scholar--
Find me here in New York alone with the Alone
going to lady psychiatrist who says Make time in your life
for someone you can call darling, honey, who holds you dear
can get excited & lay his head on your heart in peace.

Post Office Box 582 Stuyvesant Station New York 10009, N.Y.

10-8-87

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Comment by MaoMao on February 21, 2019 at 3:34am

Debra I'm so happy you liked it. My brain stores away little pieces of useless trivia and junk like this. It's got a semi-eidetic memory (my brain), but not in a way that's useful, or made me rich LOL

Comment by Debra Mulnick on February 21, 2019 at 3:09am

Wow.  Thanks for posting this Nat.  Never read this before and glad you shared it!

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