Allen Ginsberg on stage, Heaven nightclub, Thursday October 19th 1995

Photo: Becky Nixon




For Carlos Edmondo de Ory


I am the King of the Universe

I am the Messiah with a new dispensation

Excuse me I stepped on a nail.

A mistake

Perhaps I am not the Capitalist of Heaven.

Perhaps I'm a gate keeper snoring

beside the Pearl Columns -

No this isn't true, I really am God himself.

Not at all human. Don't associate me

w/that Crowd.

In any case you can believe every word

I say.


October 31, 1987

Gas Station, NY.



c Copyright Allen Ginsberg

Originally published in Cosmopolitan Greetings

and later Selected Poems 1947 - 1995   (Page 369)



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