At the California Institute of Technology

I don’t care how God-damn smart
these guys are: I’m bored.

It’s been raining like hell all day long
and there’s nothing to do.

Written January 24, 1967 while poet-in-residence at the California Institute of Technology.
Richard Brautigan, “At the California Institute of Technology” from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster. Copyright © 1968 by Richard Brautigan. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Source: The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster (1968)
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