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By Jeffrey DeShell, from the book In Heaven Everything Is Fine. Hope he doesn’t mind.

Richard Pryor caught on fire
I was trotting along and suddenly
it started raining
and you said it was motherfucking hailing
but motherfucking hailing hits you on the head
hard so it was really snowing and
raining and I was in such a hurry
to meet you but the traffic
was acting exactly like the sky
and suddenly I see a headline
RiCHARD PRYOR CAUGHT ON FIRE
there is no snow in Hollywood
there is no rain in California
I have been to lots of parties
and acted perfectly disgraceful
but I never actually caught on fire
oh Richard Pryor we love you chill out

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