Mortified, the editors of Corral, the Oklahoma State University literary magazine, last week discovered that there are cheatniks among the beatniks of the new generation. The poem they printed, as gloriously beat as anything ever incanted by Allen (Howl) Ginsberg:
Dissentient, arrant they come. Such paucity transcends
Existence, the very essence of life.
With affinity these extrinsic souls -furiously incarnate,
Their entity cognate, spectral, absolute, perpetual -show
The aberration of the fraternity fraught with the ignis
Fatuus ideal that to transpose coalescent nullities with
Ubiquity, a bourgeois, primordial driblet of reality is
Vital to eternal equipoise.