For Jayne Cortez, R.I.P.
By Juan Felipe HerreraJanuary 5, 2013
Photo of Jayne Cortez by Amir Bey
Bisbee Poetry Festival, 1985, Southern Arizona
For Jayne Cortez, rip
It was you &
Rochelle Owens & her many words for one word
& Ashbury who spoke of Nordic myth & the mystic house
Yes lightning hit when he said that
& Acker who wrote Don Quixote we must steal it she said
Ed Sanders played his piano tie wired
His own harmonics near the Beat heart I shimmied on stage
My Dallas Cowboys jersey & my Viet Nam jungle boots
About to turn into this fire-world without measure
You saw that you burned with that
You saw that
— Juan Felipe Herrera
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