Jim Carroll Comments (2)

it is not a poem about being saved by genius, or anything.Jim is trying to question if all his options in life were used up.A junkie knows you can always negotiate another day.
concerning the Kurt Cobain works, kind of a stupid observation of Kurt. like he was really going to be saved by his genius. it was all twisted up in his head with everything that was hurting him. there was no separating it. he didn't ask for any of it, but he got all of it. the genius was just a fraction. you have to think of him as a more complete person, above and beyond just writing songs.