H e a r t   S o n s   &   H e a r t   D a u g h t e r s   of   A l l e n   G i n s b e r g

N a p a l m   H e a l t h   S p a :   R e p o r t   2 0 1 4 :   A r c h i v e s   E d i t i o n






Fortune into a Bargain


He had a face

like a sieve


Her love differed

from tumultuous passion


as the flowers of the field

from the splendor of a garden bed.


How pitiless are the laws of society!


Sure, a sunset is a great subject

for poetry - BUT is not one ridiculous

describing it in high‑sounding words

before a materially-minded audience?



[Originally published in NHS 2010, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs10/index.html.]