| Quote #7
Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies! gone down the American river!
The "American river" is fed by lost hopes and dreams. It represents the passage of time and hints at the fast-moving currents of capitalism.
| Quote #8
I'm with you in Rockland where we hug and kiss the United States under our bedsheets the United States that coughs all night and won't let us sleep (line 110)
Ginsberg, Carl Solomon, and America are all in bed together. But America sounds pretty sick and also moderately pesky. We're trying to get some rest here!