John Wieners



Helen Go Mother Beth


I was young once; and on poverty
another palace revolution without currency.

Taking the day
                                                  the field to­
wards surrender of material possessions.

                          Not syndromatic LSD resolution,
I'm so glad
                  having made up my mind not to lie an
                                and a drug addict, and to die even though
                  modern civilization dictated moral

collapsing, model constitution revleations hypocritical, apochryphal.

It's so good

         remain to archetypal,

                        see the thieves of one's past admit suicide.