Gargoyle 19
cover photos by Richard Peabody (2) and Brian Sheridan publication date 2/8/1982

The Fourth World

Eric Baizer

reggae comes from afar to hypnotize
& make good girls bad

why give to charity
when I already support
a nation of cockroaches?

everywhere on the street
People are talking to themselves
I would like to organize them
into a panel discussion

& I’m getting old
waiting for nature’s metaphors
to hop on my table

this sure ain’t the hills of China