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Last Night I Drove A Car
(26 March 1930 – 17 January 2001 / New York City, New York)

Last Night I Drove A Car

Poem By Gregory Corso

Last night I drove a car
not knowing how to drive
not owning a car
I drove and knocked down
people I loved
...went 120 through one town.

I stopped at Hedgeville
and slept in the back seat
...excited about my new life.

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I like about it because if you are please with something that is always wonderfull
I don't think the meaning is to be taken literally, or it would not make sense. However, it is possible that he did those unlikely things, 'went 120 through one town.' Driving a car, even though he does not own one, gives him a new life, as it did to me at age eighteen. Without a car, you don't have a life. I know that many have to put up with buses too. Greg Corso is lucky, as I am.
Not a very logical poem by one of the foremost Beats. He wrote better.
thank you kanye, very cool
oh the life in the back seat is excited for the new rising day........ greatly poetic expression
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