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Pay Me My Money Down

On the twisted streets on the outskirts of the city

an entire population of parasites joined her colony.

California girls swagger through the landscape in a spotlight.

Girl ducks zap boy ducks during a tribute to Tuesday.

Their sins are forgiven.  Chubby Checker and Little Richard

operate through the symbolism of the revolution.  Fats Domino,

while still unpredictable, is no longer inexplicable.  Some years later,

a man named Muldoon wore high-gloss reflective pants, unapologetically.

King Lear ate Jell-O and smoked Winstons to prove himself

while completely surrounded by the “problems” of the ’60s.