creation

Did old Walt pay child support
for his five illegitimate children?
Did he print their birth announcements
in The Long Islander?
Are their names in acrostics
in Leaves of Grass?
Were the “28 youths bathing by the shore”
his sons and their friends?
Did they send him postcards
from the Spanish-American War?
How much did Sotheby’s get
for auctioning off his hats and canes?
Did they write Allen Ginsberg
to demand royalties?

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