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An Unemployed Machinist

John Giorno
An unemployed
machinist
An unemployed machinist
who travelled
here
who travelled here
from Georgia
from Georgia 10 days ago
10 days ago
and could not find
a job
and could not find a job
walked
into a police station
walking into a police station
yesterday and said
yesterday
and said:

"I'm tired
of being scared
I'm tired of being scared."

"An Unemployed Machinist" by John Giorno from Balling Buddha (Kulcher Foundation, 1970). Copyright © 1970 by John Giorno. Reprinted with permission of the author.

"An Unemployed Machinist" by John Giorno from Balling Buddha (Kulcher Foundation, 1970). Copyright © 1970 by John Giorno. Reprinted with permission of the author.

John Giorno