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Coney Island of the Mind No.20

Coney Island of the Mind No.2o

Narrated by Doritt Carroll


The pennycandystore beyond the El

is where I first

                       fell in love

                                        with unreality

Jellybeans glowed in the semi-gloom

of that september afternoon

A cat upon the counter moved among

                                              the licorice sticks

                         and tootsie rolls

            and Oh Boy Gum


Outside the leaves were falling as they died


A wind had blown away the sun


A girl ran in

Her hair was rainy

Her breasts were breathless in the little room


Outside the leaves were falling

                                  and they cried

                                                       Too soon! too soon!


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