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THE GHOST OF JOAN BURROUGHS

Joan Burroughs walks the streets of Greenwich Village.
She rarely goes above 14th Street.
She’s grown tired of the old Time Square hustlers.

Allen Ginsberg remembers seeing her in Mexico.
In a dream,he asked her,
“What’s it like to be dead?”

She did not answer.
Instead,
she asked him about the living.


  George Snedeker