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
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Copyright 1968 by Richard Brautigan.
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Richard Brautigan (1935-1984) was the author of 10 poetry collections, including Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork (1976).