White Shroud

 

 

 

 

I found myself again in the Great Eastern Metropolis,

wandering under Elevated Transport's iron struts-

many-windowed apartments walled the crowded Bronx road-way

 

 

 

 

I'm a great woman, I came here

by myself, I wanted to live, now I'm too old to take care

of myself, I don't care, what are you doing here?'

 

 

 

                                          

                                                   October 5, 1983, 6:35 A.M.

 

 

 

 

c Copyright Allen Ginsberg

Reproduced with the kind permission of the Wylie Agency

Originally published in 'White Shroud'  and later

Selected Poems 1947-1995  (Page 353 for the complete poem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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