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Austin Texas My Old Haunt

Austin Texas My Old Haunt

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Published by Julian Scutts
Better disparaged than ignored.
Better disparaged than ignored.

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Categories:Types, Comics
Published by: Julian Scutts on Mar 24, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


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I spent two very enjoyable and valuable years in Austin. I was a student orsomething but what really stays with me are the hours spent with friends andacquaintances in the Union building, especially at the Cactus Cafe where Iparticipated in poetry readings, not to forget Sixth Street either. ere then are afew momentos from that time: THE ROACH MOTEL There is a house in Austinthey call "the Roach Motel,"for many a poor roach that entered therea sticky fate befell.Now roaches, you keep our of therewhatever may entice,for any roach may enter once,but never enter twice.My father as a crawler,who crawled from dive to dive,but he steered clear of roach motels,and therefore did survive.Guests of the roach motel, I vouch,roach mother, tell your son,need no long-term pension plan.Alas, I know, I am oneAn extract from a poetry reading at the Cactus Cafe:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JCR3Zno71EA message to faculty and alumni in the Comparative Literature Programhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4eZgGbmCFI

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