DECADENTS AND SUCH 1978

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: October 23, 2016

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Is it true Socrates
was a decadent
and Plato and such
followed his footsteps?
The old guy said,

I didn't know
so just shrugged
my young shoulders,

vita negatores
the old guy muttered,

he lit his cigarette
and sat back
in his chair,

the whole
of Christian philosophy
is of that ilk he said,

I thought of Natanya
undressed in that
London hotel room
saying I am all yours
to devour
soft fruits and all,

only the Jews
had a life affirmation
the old guy went on
in between puffs
of his fag
affermazione
della vita he said,

Natanya embraced me
her arms drawing me
closer into her fruits
and her garden
and I her Adam,

when you die
the old guy said
hold tight to your
last breath as a gesture
of affirmation of life
don't be
a Socrates type,

I nodded
and the memory
of Natanya
disappeared
and I was sitting there
with the old guy
bored to fuck
as I feared.


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