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I'm a human being, number 153069-J, Claude Hooper Bukowski, and I'm invisible.

That's why I joined the draft, why I cut my hair, why I left my tribe, left my Sheila, my Berger, my Woof, but that's okay, I'm invisible, and I can perform miracles. That's the only thing I want to do on this dirt.

Ain't got no...

Snow. it was finally snowing. Fuck.

Ain't got no...

He and Berger were going to run away together, go to Mexico,escape the draft.

Ain't got no...

He could see them, Marjorie, in love with Woof, Woof in love with Mick Jagger, Susannah's Tarot cards, Sheila, and his baby, Jeanie yes shudder , Paul and his mashuganah things, Christie and Frank Mills, Dionne and Hud, Steve and Linda, Leota, Hiram, Mary, Ronnie,all the tribe.

Ain't got no...

BAM!

Ain't got no...

Bam!

Ain't got no...

Bam!

Ain't got no...

Bam!

Ain't got no...

The next thing he knew, he was back in New York, and it was snowing. A blizzard, to be exact. And everyone looked worried. Especially Berger, who was crying and Sheila, who looked broken. He heard them calling for him. But he was right there! Couldn't they see him? After frantically trying to get their attention, he realized something horrible. Nobody could see him. He couldn't touch anyone and everyone was breaking down and crying.

He believed in God. And he believed that God, believed in Claude, which was he.

Manchester England. England....

Eyes, look your last.

Across The Atlantic Sea

Arms, take your last embrace.

And  I'm a genius genius

And lips, oh you the doors, of breath.

and i believe that god

Seal with a righteous kiss.

believes in Claude!

Seal with a righteous kiss.

That's me

The rest is Silence...

THAT'S ME!!

The rest is Silence...

It wasn't another trip. He realized. I went to war...I died! Oh how I loved my hippie life! he though forlornly as the tribe faded, replaced by beautiful, white, holy snow.What a far out trip... he thought dimly. He knew he'd see them again. Especially if they got sucked in the way he did.

The rest is Silence.