Unfortunately unidentified as a photograph in this
marvelous book of the Beat era — this is
a very young Janine Pommy Vega —
perhaps in a bar sitting next to Jack Kerouac
who she did meet when she was fifteen years old.
It's the lonesome traveler's profile.
It's Janine's soulful search.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANINE
5 February 1942