Nap alm†††† Health†††† Spa:†††† Report†††† 2010

 

 

JOE RICHEY

 

 

Pluck another sonnet

for a good man gone down

 

I knew a man Orlovsky in the early Eighties

Comic book of characters, beat poets, some woman named Euphrates

 

Peterís banjo would play while folks got laid

Til Allen asked him please, please . . .

 

Mr Peter Orlovsky, Mr Banjo Suspenders

Dance . . .

 

Month-long sits, big ass shits, and minstrel fairies

East and West

 

But most the time got high on fire escapes and in Polish bars

on the Lower Eastside

 

Prayed as he died, poets by his side

Clicking their beads . . .

 

Mr Peter Orlovsky, Mr Banjo Suspenders

Dance . . .