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COLUMN FORTY-THREE, MARCH 1, 1999
(Copyright 1999 Al Aronowitz)

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[Ralph Haselman Jr. is editor of Lucid Moon, where these poems first appeared.]

WalMart

Sell another unit
Move more product
Destroy another quaint little town by moving in and running out the competition
Paint the town grey blue and red with your Krap mart values
I hope you die a miserable lonely death Sam, if you haven't already
Uncle Sam you're not
Uncle Tom more likely
You big sell out
You'd sell your own mother for a quarter
I hope you're happy
You've ruined the quaint little village of Clinton where I live
Shit Mart ##

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Play Your Jazz

Play your jazz for Jack Kerouac, hitchhiking
         on the road of discovery, writing with wild abandon
Play your Jazz for Allen Ginsberg, howling at the world
         at all the indignities in life
Play your jazz for Bob Dylan, ending Tin Pan Alley with his
         backstreet blues and Bohemian bard poetry songs,
         blowin in the wind
Play your jazz for Charles Bukowski, drinking away his life
         in the seedy side of town, writing about the city at night
Play your jazz for Jack Micheline, standing in the shadows
         of Kerouac but forging his own brilliant poetry path
Play your jazz for William S. Burroughs, cutting and pasting
         novels in a surreal landscape
Play your jazz for Lawrence Ferlinghetti, starting from the
        San Francisco City Lights
Play your jazz for Gregory Corso, lighting a fire in the literary
        underground with beautiful prose
Play your jazz for Charles Plymell, cool hobohemian riding the
        night train, writing to the beat, no small feat
Play your jazz for Ana Christy, walking to the beat beat beat with
        humour and pathos in the purple prose night sky
Play your jazz for the Beat Generation, this century's renaissance ##

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