Good luck meets an otherwise-doomed poet who was all but certain to perish on the streets of San Francisco. By sheer luck, he falls in with a group of poets whose psychological and physical illnesses almost mirror his own. For the first time in his life, he feels his entire person is understood. He begins to tell his life story and the stories of others he has known in short prose works which also double as poems. His works slowly begin to get published in tiny homemade, underground zines. One thing leads to another, and before long, he finds more acceptance and publicity than he had ever dreamed possible. The prose-poems he writes and performs are dark, but underneath the darkness is the victory of survival and living to fight life's battles another day.