DAVID LAWTON has appeared as an actor Off-Broadway, had his plays performed Off-Off Broadway, and sang background vocals for ten years with the underground band Leisure Class. This past January, David co-produced Downtown Does Huncke For His Birthday, a program of stories by his old friend, beat godfather Herbert Huncke. He also loves jamming on his kazoo at The Shout Out.

Mystery at Otto’s

What is that schmutz
On the ceiling at Otto’s?
Did Otto’s shrinking head
Cause a splatter of brain matter?
Is it Hobo Bob’s toe jam?
Did a phlegmy Obsidian
Hock up a clam?
Maybe someone in this room
Has been hurling chunks
But we’ll probably never know
We simply have too many drunks.