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hank solo

Just practicin' steps and keepin' outta the fights
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Found this on the web, feels like one I've read before but don't know where... anyone??

New Mexico​
I was fairly drunk when it​
began and I took out my bottle and used it​
along the way. I was reading a week or two after​
Kandel and I did not look quite as​
pretty but​
I brought it off and we​
ended up at the Webbs, 6, 8, 10 of​
us, and I drank scotch, wine, beer, tequila​
and noticed a nice one sitting next to me -​
one tooth missing when she smiled,​
lovely, and I put my arm around her​
and began loading her with bullshit.​
when I awakened at 10 a.m. the next morning​
I was in a strange house​
in bed with this​
woman. she was asleep but looked​
I got up and here was one kid running around in a​
crib and another one running around the floor in​
pajamas. I picked up a letter addressed to one​
"Betsy R.", so I went back and said,​
"hey, Betsy, there are kids running around all over​
this place."​
"oh Hank, damn it, I'm sick. I want to sleep, not​
"but look, the ..."​
"make yourself some​
I put the pot on and the little boy ran up in his​
pajamas. I found a shirt and some pants and some​
shoes and​
dressed him.​
then I cleaned a bottle with hot water, filled it​
with milk and gave it to the kid in the​
crib. he went for​
then I went in and squeezed her​
hand. "I've got to go. are you all​
right ?"​
"yes, a little sick. but please don't feel​
I called a yellow cab and we went back across​
is this what happened to​
D. Thomas ? I thought.​
if a man didn't think too much he could be proud of his little​
conquests -​
except that the women were better than we - asking nothing​
as we squirted our poetry​
our bullshit our​
sperm to​
we were sick poets sick​
across town I knocked on the door of my host and​
"what happened ?" they​
"nothing. got​
they sat a beer in front of me​
and I drank it as if I were​
a piece-of-ass​
"somebody got a​
cigarette ?" I asked.​
"sure, sure."​
I lit up and asked,​
"heard from Creely​
lately ?"​
not giving a damn whether they had or​
Sounds familiar, yes. Or at least the scene with the kids running around. Is it in Women?
Similar to a segment of "I Just Write Poetry So I Can Go To Bed With Girls," from Absence of the Hero. Many of the details and lines are there, but Betsy R. is Kathy W. And, of course, I don't need to add that this is prose not poetry... They are uncannily similar, though.
Okay, I'm awake!

As cirerita says, NOLA Express, number 57, June 12 to 27, 1970.

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