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Poem Number 168

Gee, Youíre So Beautiful
   That Itís Starting to Rain

Richard Brautigan

Oh, Marcia,
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn that God
lives like music in the skin
and sounds like a sunshine harpsichord.
I want high school report cards
     to look like this:

Playing with Gentle Glass Things
     A

Computer Magic
     A

Writing Letters to Those You Love
     A

Finding out about Fish
     A

Marcia’s Long Blonde Beauty
     A+!

 

from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, 1968
Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY

Copyright 1968 by Richard Brautigan.
All rights reserved.
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