Gargoyle 9
cover drawing by Ashby North
publication date 3/23/1978

Ms Numb and Co.

Lyn Lifshin

I don’t want to
care if i go into
town and see them

I don’t want any
hangover or the
fear that makes

the hangover bird
grow I want to
be numb and come

I want to be numb
at readings numb
on the phone not

loving unless
it’s useful no
freebie readings

no freebie love
I want to sleep
in a clean bed

ok Mr. Numb i’m
waiting for yr
icy cock to

spurt dry ice
inside me i’m
waiting to be

glass an icy
pond teeth stoned
on novocaine