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9/5/1 Lit: Sphincter

Allen Ginsburg

I hope my good ole asshole holds out
60 years it's been mostly OK
Tho in Bolivia a fissure operation
hhhhhsurvived the antiplano hospital-
a little blood, no polyps, occasionally
hhhhha small hemorroid
active, eager, receptive to phallus
hhhhhcoke bottle, candle, carrot
hhhhhbananna and fingers
Now AIDS makes it shy, but still
hhhhheager to serve-
out with the dumps, in with the condom'd
hhhhhorgasmic friend-
still rubbery muscular
hhhhhunashamed wide open for joy
But another 20 years who knows,
hhhhhhold folks got troubles everywhere-
necks, prostates, stomachs, joints-
hhhhhI hope the old hole stays young
hhhhhtill death, relax

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