Sunday, October 27, 2013

lou reed lou reed

NY Times 10/28/13
"Lou Reed, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 71"

lou reed lou reed
you'd given your best
long ago
the kinda best
than which no better
ecstatic traumatic dirges

Taste the whip, in love not given lightly
Taste the whip, now plead for me

I am tired, I am weary
I could sleep for a thousand years
A thousand dreams that would awake me
Different colors made of tears

baudelaire sucked yr blood
flours de mal noshed on yr liver
nothing no transplant
could get
such bite marks out

too late for photography tai chi
or simmering sainted
rock 'n roll gentry

not for you

yr life was saved by
hole in yr soul rock n' roll

'Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death

lou reed lou reed
you went so many distances

you died young many times & oft

That from which you recoil
But still makes your eyes moist


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