Gee, You’re So Beautiful That It’s Starting to Rain
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn that God
lives like music in the skin
and sounds like a sunshine harpsichord.
I want high school report cards
to look like this:
Playing with Gentle Glass Things
Writing Letters to Those You Love
Finding out about Fish
Marcia’s Long Blonde Beauty
from The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, 1968
Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY
Copyright 1968 by Richard Brautigan.
All rights reserved.
Reproduced without permission