Lew Welch just turned up one day,
live as you and me.
"Damn, Lew" I said,
"you didn't shoot yourself after all.
"Yes I did" he said,
and even then I felt the tingling down my back.
"Yes you did, too" I said—"I can feel it now.
"Yeah" he said,
"There's a basic fear between your world and
I don't know why.
What I came to say was,
teach the children about the cycles.
The life cycles.
All other cycles.
That's what it's all about, and it's all forgot.