Browsing the shelves…Ferlinghetti

Let’s go
Come on
Let’s go
Empty out our pockets
and disappear.
Missing all our appointments
and turning up unshaven
years later
old cigarette papers
stuck to our pants
leaves in our hair.
Let us not
worry about the payments
anymore.
Let them come
and take it away
whatever it was
we were paying for.
And us with it.

–from “Junkman’s Obbligato” (1st stanza)
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Published in “A Coney Island of the Mind”