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By Dawn's Early Light
at 120 Miles Per Hour


Rasslin

for Neil Lehrman

Jus in case I didn mention
I'm from Florida
home a the Seminole-mostly
bullshit
an gators...

You drive the swamp-see big boards advertisin
the prime bouts
it's the fack
celbrates these parts-
Rasslin Gators

a one time thrill-no shit
got dudes in town
walkin roun
in half their skin
beats cockfights n bullfights all t'hell...

Well, I'm gonna do this tune bout rasslin gators-cep
that alays minds me of another story bout
bein back home fur the cure
drugs n all that shit-I'm
in this center see
where this dude
jacks off every mornin bout 5 am
wakes the whole damn place
humpin and hollerin
like he's possessed
I swear t'Christ
he never even used his hands
jus humped the goddamn bed
rubbin right through the sheets
like none a us was even there -

I don put down jackin off, fack
I wish we's all that free-no
it's that noise, all that thrashin round-almost like he's
pained ur scared-yeah-like-you got it-like rasslin
like rasslin gators

(After a performance by Sandy Bull 5/20/76)

Overview
Barcelona Diary
It's Mother's Day
By Dawn's Early Light at 120 Miles Per Hour
Stiletto
The Man With His Back To The Room
Intimacies, Prose. Poems and Stories
Homage to a Widow
It's Only TV
Improvisations - Chapbook
After Goya
Escapades
Improvisations - From Contemporary Music