[logo: Kansas Heritage Group]

Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland


by Roxie Powell, 1978

Doorstep melodies
Frank Sinatra
patent leather football shoes
pug-nosed dream,

laydown beds, Nash
Ambassador moonlight
from WWL New Orleans,

LaVona Eitel shaved her legs
in my car
nothing stops me
before I go too far

letter jackets in bed
worried nights after
the prom
heaped with barf

big time throw-up
jack-off dreams
and Betty Grable
came all over my pants
Mom, I was only taking
Ronald Corkins home
after the game.

© 1978 Roxie G. Powell; Page © 2013 George Laughead
Return to: Roxie Powell Index Page
or to: Beats In Kansas