Thursday, September 1, 2011

the rebels continue to sag

Patti Smith wrote a memoir about her time
with Mapplethorpe and now turns it into a screenplay
(ah--a little something for the retirement fund)

one of the Ramones is a deep dish conservative

and somehow I never hope to see Lou Reed
sing again about being "saved by rock 'n' roll"

I'd say "what the hell happened?" but I
but we all know

we've gotten old
we're the elders now

we've run our course
we've done our time

and while some young'uns will carry the torch further
in their stumbling way
most of the rest of the incoming and future citizens
won't give a damn "at awwall not at awwall"

all this pushing life to the utmost limits
to test our God-given gifts
so we can become courses and footnotes

for some specialists ages hence...

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