Monday, September 20, 2004

Sad Paradise of the American Night

The Big Engines
In the night --
The Diesel on the Pass
The Airplane in the Pan
American night --
Night --
The Blazing Silence in the Night,
The Pan Canadian Night --
The Eagle on the Pass,
The Wire on the Rail,
The High Hot Iron
of my heart.

The blazing chickaball
Whap-by
Extry special Super
High Job
Ole 169 be
floundering
Down to Kill Roy.

Jack Kerouac, Mexico City Blues, 146th Chorus