Here on the corner of Alzheimer and Paralysis

Monument aux morts de la chasse à la baleine

The whaling wall ?
It’s down the street
[it shimmers
in the late spring heat]
There’s one
in every coastal town
[round the rosie
all fall down]
don’t mind the blood
the crumbs, the wine
the holy order’s doin’ fine
whatever ditty
      in any tongue
the world is crazy
          forever young
in point of fact
[a state
the holy bankers backed]
god rest ye merrie,
quote Philip Neri
                     [Then say amen]
A light heart’s made perfect                              
before a glum one
 so have a bun
      and drop the gun  
           Stay out of the sun.

Don’t stop ’til you’re done!




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