Balder was stationed in
He bought a car. It had been wrecked, and had problems with
the front end. He visited us hurricane evac and we put it in the shop.
He drove my truck back to the base. When his car was ready I went and got
my truck and exchanged vehicles with him. Saw where he was living off-base
with three other jarheads in Algiers Point, where William S. Burroughs lived
with Joan when she was raking lizards out of a cabbage palm tree,
high on Benzedrine inhalers I ate them when I was a GI, Balder’s age,
the Camellia Grill and visited Larry and Hazel. We also went to see
published but they were not impressed. Norman Mailer I wasn’t.
I judge a man by what kind of shoe leather
he walks around in. I judge a man
by the cigar he smokes.
I judge a man.