Hymn to Wealth by Larry Goodell

Going through manuscripts (of old) oh boy. Have gone from early awful late 50’s to now 1977. I was set up to do this poem in Santa Fe at the Contemporary Arts Center, with the stuffed black garbage bag hanging from the ceiling. At a point in the poem I was to lift the garbage bag off its hook and proceed reading the poem with the bag flopped over my head. But I FORGOT to do the poem and afterward was asked “Why is that garbage bag hanging from the ceiling?” I wish I’d done the poem . . . and my dad was there in the audience probably the only time he heard me do poems. His comment afterward, “You sure gave the establishment a hard time!” Larry Goodell / Placitas, New Mexico

About larry goodell

Poet exploring his viable extensions - publisher, performer, playwright - hand to hand help in creating spaces for poetry to be live in - reading events, recordings, online and tangible publications in the vocal spirit of his New Mexico.
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