Allen Ginsberg
Newark, New Jersey
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In Back Of The Real

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railroad yard in San Jose
I wandered desolate
in front of a tank factory
and sat on a bench
near the switchman's shack.

A flower lay on the hay on
the asphalt highway
--the dread hay flower
I thought--It had a
brittle black stem and
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COMMENTS
Michael Walker 27 July 2019
A magnificent poem, which I taught to college students, who were not used to such imagery, ' spikes like Jesus' inchlong/ crown'. They liked the poem a whole lot, like me.
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M Asim Nehal 30 December 2015
Nicely written poem, I liked it,
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