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
For Mike Smith
It was all my fault. 9-11. The
World Trade Center. The Pentagon. Anthrax.
Afghanistan. The Israeli Defense
Forces. Arafat. The Occupation.
The Republican Party. Osama.
bin Laden. Bad heroin. Sharon. Coke.
The letter in the mail that said I was
wrong. Yeah, I caused it—My own back pain. Bad
Vision. Nuclear weapons. Satellite
dishes. Incomplete orgasms. Rebirth.
Malls. Credit cards. The Internet. Cell phones.
The West Bank. Gaza. Pedophilia
in the priesthood. The wrong side of town &
the machines that have overtaken me.
[Originally published in NHS 2003, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs03/wilmarth.html.]