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 Posted: Sun Mar 19th, 2017 09:59 am
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GRAY AREA

I was caught in the gray area 
between the Beat and the Hip
taking cues from off the movie screen 
learning the best one could from false examples
falling down the smokey funnel overhead
a lapse-dissolve melting one into the other
coming into focus as neither one nor the other
images caught between the source and its goal 
expanding from out the eye of the projector 
throwing forth hollow, senseless, untruths
across the screen I watched and believed
when I was young after Jesus and fairy tales
studying and learning manners in matinees 
seldom hearing nor feeling the real
between the Beat and the Hip 
I was caught in the gray area

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 Posted: Wed Mar 22nd, 2017 08:55 am
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Yes, edd.

Until you discovered Edward Albee!

I read your poem about 20 times - over the time since you posted it - so I could possibly make a cogent reply to you.

Then it hit me.

Hope it makes sense.

Best,

IMR

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Thank you, in media res.. Albee and intended subtext—a road less congested.

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