William S. Burroughs – “Last Words: 7/30/97” (1997)

July 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm (Poetry & Literature, The Beats, William S. Burroughs)

The last words Burroughs ever wrote — from his private journal, 3 days before he passed away…

“There is no final enough of wisdom, experience- any fucking thing. No Holy Grail, No Final Satori, no solution. Just conflict.

Only thing that can resolve conflict is love, like I felt for Fletch and Ruski, Spooner, and Calico. Pure love. What I feel for my cats past and present.

Love? What is it?
Most natural painkiller what there is.

William S. Burroughs

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