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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

Computer Magic

Writing Letters to Those You Love

Finding out about Fish

Marcia’s Long Blonde Beauty


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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