Palmyst’ry, No. 1

Yeah, what if I say: you want the summer break from the beginning of spring, when you know very well that autumn is coming next week to get our new hair colored like Colored Glass is your name and is a book we published in our blog posts? Meanwhile, here is the one that is free—and here we are writing about our new fridge, forget that our next door is open for a couple of days and we will be back in nervous.

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Classifieds Dept., No. 3

JOHN ROBERT, Steve, Rat:
call Wowie Zowie Howie.

JAY DOWNES — CALL HOME

Deborah Anne,
We would like very much to hear from you.
Please call. We would truly welcome you back.
We loved your card and we love you.
Your family.

I NEED a motorcycle helmet, cheap. Call Harvey.

Free poems by an experienced but as yet unpublished poet.
Each poem is original and there is only one copy of each poem
so as to allow complete but personalized sharing with anyone
who wants free poems and answers this ad.
Allan. Berea, Kentucky.

JAY DOWNES — CALL HOME

Notice to H.G.B., M.W., Hugo Z. Hackenbush, and Avant Meatgrinder:
UNCLE MEAT HAS GONE TO UTAH TO SUCK SALT.

Still need used typeable typewriters, very cheap. Bird.

(Mostly true Wanted and Personals ads from The Great Speckled Bird, c. 1970.)

Found poetry, Classifieds Dept., No. 2

WE’RE DOING CHILDCARE!
Need baby beds, toys, etc.
Also yard stuff like rakes, tools, etc.
Also stuff to build a fence with
so kids don’t wander.
Free or cheap.
Call Moe. Between 6 and 9 pm.

(Verbatim, more-or-less, from The Great Speckled Bird, c.1970.

Maybe not the Greatest Generation,

but many did see.