Haight and Ashbury Revisited
© 2005 Rick Rapp
Riding the 7 to Haight and Ashbury
with lost and silent souls,
neglecting themselves, neglecting their
desperate search for themselves
in the multi-faceted reflections
of their crystals and cannibas dreams.
Ozfest and earth energy are
sterile topics of a one-sided discussion
from a lost sheep to one that’s been
devoured by conceptual wolves time and again,
and bleeds indifferent confusion
into the storm drains of Haight and Ashbury.
A revolution was born here
that indeed changed the world
yet, here too it dies behind
the listless faces that smile
without joy. Ideals of inabsolute
truth crushed by separation from
the absolute truth of Love...
the Love that formed truth.