“Ah, dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage-teacher, what America did you have when Charon quit…”

“Ah, dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage-teacher, what America did you
have when Charon quit poling his ferry and you got out on a smoking bank and
stood watching the boat disappear on the black waters of Lethe?”

Allen Ginsberg, from “A Supermarket in California” (via the-final-sentence)