what i’d like for christmas by ted berrigan

What I’d Like For Christmas, 1970
by Ted Berrigan


Black brothers to get happy
The Puerto Ricans to say hello 
The old folks to take it easy & 
as it comes 
The United States to get straight 
Power to butt out 
Money to fuck off 
Business with honor 
Religion 
& Art 
Love 
A home 
A typewriter 
A GUN.