Excerpt from The Albums
I just drank in this cheap room,
a young man
totally misplaced in the world.
I hardly ate anything, the wine was my
and the classical records.
I lived like a god damned fly, or maybe like a
Where I scrounged my few funds, I no longer
But I do remember the record store
where you could exchange 3 used albums for
By buying an occasional album and by continuous
I gradually listened to almost all the
in that store.
But most of the time I was broke so I had to
listen to very very many of the 2 albums
over and over and
I drank and listened again and
each note became embedded in
I still sometimes hear
one of those old albums on the
radio--same conductor, same
and I immediately
shut the radio off.
Yet remember that time with a