The Last Time I Met Allen Ginsberg

The Last Time I Met Allen Ginsberg

I was walking through Tompkins Square Park
About two years after the brain surgery
From which I was still recovering.
I saw Allen.
He came toward me.
He touched me in the center of my chest.
The heart chakra opened
And remained open for several months.
Within a week or two, Allen was dead.
It took me six years more to recover from the surgery.
I never saw Allen again.

–Tom Savage


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