poet reading Garbage Poets,
photo by Lenore Goodell
(pull black garbage bag over head — hole cut for mouth)
I am being disposed of
Do you think I like it?
They threw the poets out with the garbage!
And we dont
It's getting crowded in here
With all these poets—
Poets and garbage and poets and garbage
Or as somebody said recently
They threw us out with the wash!
Their radioactive lust cannot reduce me to dust.
I'm a lump on the landscape.
Poets in the garbage poets in the garden—
Bean pole poets, broccoli poets
Rotten tomato poets.
Poets in the garbage forever! Wait a minute!
I want to get out of here
I am out of here.
(take off garbage bag revealing shirt with garden peas)A ragged world's record pea poet.
A pea poet yes a pea poet.
Larry Goodell the world's record pea poet.
larry goodell / placitas, new mexico / december 1978