Hipsters

So, send him Ginsberg store dudes and some money
He’s in a bar, with his high tenor and prose-lullaby
He’s just a hipster in a Kevin Spacey actuality

He does not know of Hagel bettering faith with philosophy
Or Soren’s fatalism prior to that abstract see
So, send him Ginsberg store dudes and some money

He writes his ‘raw’ verse with no structure; sense of prosody
And Camus’ negative truth can’t fit his wee
He’s just a hipster in a Kevin Spacey actuality

Don’t ask him of those devils, brothers or men never free
Don’t mention tests of faith, the fumie, silence or apostasy
Just send him Ginsberg store dudes and some money

His telos is a stinking snake and logos the same old pee wee
They chain him to his sordid cave, without analogy!
He’s just a hipster in a Kevin Spacey actuality

Do I scare or put terror in thee?
Walk, then in my flames, purgatory
Or hush! And don’t talk of what you don’t see
I’ll bury you, child’s play, Tu-whit, Tu-whee
So, take your Ginsberg store dudes and some money
You’re just a hipster in a Kevin Spacey actuality

© Nitin Lalit Murali (2018)

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  1. A brilliant villanelle, Nitin, with emphasis on the vill(i)an! (And I strive every day to be an intellectual). Tu-whit, Tu-whee.
    Hegel, Ginsberg, Camus are dead,
    Kierkegaard lies in lowly bed;
    They sometimes live in Nitin’s head!

    1. Thank you very much Bruce. I think everything living in my head will soon explode, you know like Langston Hughes’ Dream. A terrifying explosion for them that play mind games, and a pleasurable one for a friend. Even more pleasurable for an old friend. And we all go beyond good and evil often, don’t we? Anyhow there is good news on the horizon. Very good news actually. I was elated before (i) infinitely resigned and didn’t go beyond that!

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