Kerouac’s Grave | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Pin It
Favorite

Kerouac’s Grave 

I found his grave.
and, as you might expect,
there were bottles,
cigarette butts,
paper tributes
and the sharp smell of pot ash.

Everybody wants to party with Jack.
Everybody thinks they know Jack.

They shower his grave with addictive substances and bad poetry.

Six feet above his corpse they made love,
smoked and drank
while he slept on the couch.
I’m late for the party,
But Jack is still on the couch.
I watch him sleep for a few minutes
and go back home.

Tags: ,

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
The Sarasota Ballet Online George Balanchine's Donizetti Variations & Ricardo Graziano's Amorosa @

The Sarasota Ballet Online George Balanchine's Donizetti Variations & Ricardo Graziano's Amorosa

Feb. 26-March 2, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. — Tickets include access to the performance online from February 26 through March...
"Linda Lynton: Seasons" @ Boardman Road Branch Library

"Linda Lynton: Seasons"

Jan. 5-March 2 — The show features 12 oil-on-canvas artworks that recorded the look of the...

View all of today's events

Chronogram on Instagram

Latest in Arts & Culture