Love Song by Paul Blackburn

Beauty is a promise of happiness
And happiness is a big, fat-assed
stuffed bird
that cannot, in its ideal state, move
off its fat

i.e. , I am not Ariel,
I am Caliban,
and sometimes it is very ugly.

From: Blackburn, Paul, The Nets, 1961, Trobar: New York, p. [unnumbered].

Date: 1961

By: Paul Blackburn (1926-1971)

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