Jack Kerouac

(12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969 / Lowell, Massachusetts)

4th Chorus Mexico City Blues - Poem by Jack Kerouac

Roosevelt was worth 6, 7 million dollars
He was Tight

Frog waits
Till poor fly
Flies by
And then they got him

The pool of clear rocks
Covered with vegetable scum
Covered the rocks
Clear the pool
Covered the warm surface
Covered the lotus
Dusted the watermelon flower
Aerial the Pad
Clean queer the clear
blue water


The Oil of the Olive
Bittersweet taffies
Bittersweet cabbage
Cabbage soup made right
A hunk a grass
Sauerkraut let work
in a big barrel
Stunk but Good

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010

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