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Beat between North Beach and Haight Ashbury
by Tyler Joseph Wiseman

Saturday, September 20, 2003
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Published in April 2005 Poetic Voices


Amidst the fervor of fog, a silent appeal
in the lighthouses ghostly tendril
beckoned me to the shore
of which I could not be certain
.
I was marrow damp, chilled
by masses flitting in an instant
before they were gone the next,
specters dead from too much life
.
The martini signs which characterized
all of the debaucheries opulence
shone a distilled red, clinging to the night
like it was some drunkard's gut
.
I died in the similes of the valley, years back
and the metaphors of the beach, they beat me
until I could only seek respite in the concrete shoal
of San Francisco, Pier 39 to Golden Gate
.
Everything else was abhorrent to my soles,
the foot beat excruciating, the junkies and queers,
an evolutionary leap from Burrough's legacy
Ginsberg is now juxtaposed
.
Go to NYC, but not so long it makes you soft
and go to 'frisco, though not so long it makes you cold

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/27/2005
A compelling poetic offering, Tyler. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/23/2003
I was marrow damp, chilled
by masses flitting in an instant
before they were gone the next,
specters dead from too much life

good write mate....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 9/22/2003
Intriguing, interesting and the words no matter how simple or common so full of depth and feeling...love this one Tyler!
~Nikki~
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 9/20/2003
..ahhh Tyler..you never cease to amaze and delight me..beautiful work..as always!...ty

Vesna
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 9/20/2003
This write draws the mind in deeper. Well done with words that intrigue.

~Jackie~
Reviewed by Christine Morell 9/20/2003
Excellent, Tyler.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/20/2003
Wonderfully-written, Tyler! I like your choice of words.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
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