Allen Ginsberg on stage, Heaven nightclub, Thursday October 19th 1995
Photo: Becky Nixon
For Carlos Edmondo de Ory
I am the King of the Universe
I am the Messiah with a new dispensation
Excuse me I stepped on a nail.
Perhaps I am not the Capitalist of Heaven.
Perhaps I'm a gate keeper snoring
beside the Pearl Columns -
No this isn't true, I really am God himself.
Not at all human. Don't associate me
In any case you can believe every word
October 31, 1987
Gas Station, NY.
c Copyright Allen Ginsberg
Originally published in Cosmopolitan Greetings
and later Selected Poems 1947 - 1995 (Page 369)