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Being There

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JerryPat2
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I squirted red wine
From a goatskin flask
In a besotted Greek salute to
Bacchus, god of wine and revelry.
But I wasn’t there.

I wore fine linen garments, powder in my hair,
A manly rite of passage
In perverted old Europe
And stepped gracefully to the
Minuet with Lucrezia Borgia.
But I wasn’t there.

I jitterbugged in the Speakeasy
With the Flappers of Chicago,
Kicking high and lovin’ hard
On bathtub gin, free expression
And Marxists philosophy.
But I wasn’t there.

I dug the scene at The Duplex,
Kerouac’s favorite watering hole
With Ginzberg spewing righteous
Beatnik intellect there in
Greenwich Village.
But I wasn’t there.

I draped love beads
Round my neck,
Standing among the faithful
Digging Janis in San Francisco with
Big Brother and the Holding Company.
But I wasn’t there.

I’ll be there in the flesh,
Decked out in my costume of choice
At the World’s First United Mardi Gras
Celebration in the Mojave Desert,
Puking on Gila Monsters and
Chasing Roadrunners.

©September 1, 2016 / Jerry Pat Bolton

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jjote
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1 posted 01-29-2017 08:54 PM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

Now look who's letting imagination and fanciful wish-I-were there reminiscences get hold of you.  only your own mind can put tethers on where you wish to go.
JerryPat2
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Heh.Heh You got that right, jjote, and my mind is fertile soil for the bizarre. Hah! Thank you for your read and, of course, comments!

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