March 11, 2014
Jack Kerouac’s house is just blocks away from my winter home in Orlando, Florida.
Orlando was the backdrop for many of Jack’s adventures and it is in this Clouser Avenue cottage that he wrote, “Dharma Bums,” in just 11 days and nights! I’ve written from his space, feeling the energy of his writing passion. I have always felt that each geographical location, be it room or city, influences my writing differently. I would love to hear from anyone who else who has felt inspired in a specific location or venue.
A fire burns in my head for Words
that seek rumba partners, pencil lead
tattoos scribbled on handmade paper,
and leathered journals with incantations
meant to exorcize demons.
Together may we build altars and invite
a feast of friends to the aviary to feed
angels who entertain unaware.