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A Quiet Conversation Piece

Story written in 1968

people who come by my place are a bit odd, but then almost everybody's a bit odd; the world is shaking and trembling more than ever and its effects are obvious.
there's this one who is a bit fat, has now grown a tyke of a beard, and he looks fairly well. he wants to read one of my poems at a reading. I tell him o.k. and then I tell him HOW to read it and he gets a bit nervous...


Erections, Ejaculations and General Tales of Ordinary Madness - pg. 374 - 1972
Tales of Ordinary Madness - pg. 134 - 1983

Alternate titles or versions, draft titles

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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