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Gregory Corso - I Am 25

With a love a madness for Shelley
Chatterton   Rimbaud
and the needy-yap of my youth
     has gone from ear to ear:
Especially old poetmen who retract
who consult other old poetmen
who speak their youth in whispers,
saying:--I did those then
      but that was then
      that was then--
O I would quiet old men
say to them:--I am your friend
           what you once were, thru me
           you'll be again--
Then at night in the confidence of their homes
rip out their apology-tongues
         and steal their poems.

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Poet: Gregory Corso
Poem: I Am 25
Volume: Mindfield
Year: Published/Written in 1989
Poem of the Day: May 12 2015
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