Allen Ginsberg reads “A Supermarket in California” at the San Francisco State University (10/25/1956) – click here to hear.
I heard you asking questions of each : Who killed the pork chops ?
What price bananas ? Are you my Angel ?
I wandered in and out of the brilliant stacks of cans following you,
and followed in my imagination by the store detective.
We strode down the open corridors together in our solitary fancy
tasting artichokes, possessing every frozen delicacy, and never passing the
Where are we going, Walt Whitman ? The doors close in a hour.
Which way does your beard point tonight ?