I hope my good old asshole holds out
60 years it’s been mostly OK
Tho in Bolivia a fissure operation
survived the altiplano hospital–
a little blood, no polyps, occasionally
a small hemorrhoid
active, eager, receptive to phallus
coke bottle, candle, carrot
banana & fingers –
Now AIDS makes it shy, but still
eager to serve –
out with the dumps, in with the condom’d
orgasmic friend –
still rubbery muscular,
unashamed wide open for joy
But another 20 years who knows,
old folks got troubles everywhere –
necks, prostates, stomachs, joints–
Hope the old hole stays young
till death, relax

March 15, 1986, 1:00 PM

Analysis, meaning and summary of Allen Ginsberg's poem Sphincter

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  1. S. A.M. says:

    well, i think Ginsberg wants to talk about his experience as a homosexual. Thus, he is very proud of what he was doing as a gay and i beleive he is sad because his asshole is not nice as it was in childhood. So, the poet wishes that his asshole would be as before. Plus, i think he feels sorry because people are not homosexual because they are afraid if AIDS. However, for him he is still eager to be homosexual even if AIDS will lead to his death.

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