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Number 20

Number 20

The pennycandystore beyond the El
Is where I first
fell in love
with unreality
Jellybeans glowed in the semi-gloom
Of that september afternoon
A cat upon the counter moved among
the licorice sticks
and tootsie rolls
and Oh Boy Gum

Outside the leaves were falling as they died

A wind had blown away the sun

A girl ran in
Her hair was rainy
Her breasts were breathless in the little room

Outside the leaves were falling
and they cried
Too soon! too soon!



Poem Number 20 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti