I saw the best minds of generations
War time scholars who
Arrested students for a comma or a pronoun.
Intellectual monkeys who
Mocked those who played and
Graffitified Racism under bridges
Yakyaking -almost nasal- in brightly lit
Undressing Shakespeare, Poe and Dante like
Dancers in a strip joint
Estatic no-drama lovers
Stewing in theology
Dreaming of an unknown vegetable
A spy, a tweet, a bloody nose.
I saw a wise fringe heading East and West
Howling like a train
The conscious and the unconscious
A fringe of culture and hair
A rocket smoking
Tears of accomplishment.