Searching for Patti Smith

Jon Alexander
Oct 22 · 7 min read
Patti Smith

“Outside of society, that’s where I want to be.” ~ Patti Smith

The poet died in the gutter, Bob Dylan once lamented. I sometimes wonder, as the poet passes into eternal darkness, is he more at peace than the Wall Street banker, who ceases in a comfortable bed lined with linen sheets, surrounded by family and friends waiting for a piece of the inheritance?