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I Am 25

With a love a madness for Shelley
Chatterton Rimbaud
And the needy-yap of my youth
has gone from ear to ear:
I HATE OLD POETMEN!
Especially old poetmen who retract
Who consult other old poetmen
Who speak their youth in whispers,
Saying: I did those then
but that was then
that was then
O I would quiet old men
Say to them: I am your friend
what you once were, thru me
you’ll be again
Then at night in the confidence of their homes
Rip out their apology-tongues
and steal their poems.

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Poem I Am 25 - Gregory Corso