Co-Conspirators E-anthology

by Dan Barth

              Mardi Gras

          soft southern

            early morning

           streetcar


          Edith Piaf in the rain



                         garbage men done
                         been and gone


                  nuther natural Friday
                  Mardi Gras gathering momentum

natral wonders abound
geeks speak in the streets
hoofbeats  heart
hoofbeats  heard
hard hoofbeats in the street
natral bacchanal
bourbon and canal
nawlans
nawlanz
naw lance

       Miller's crazy
         wantsa  be  rich
        wants  some
           COCAINE
         ain't  it  a  bitch
       old lady leavin
           middle of a party
        she packed her bag
      didn'even  say  goodbye
             oh  she'll be back
        say  she'll be
          ain't  it a bitch
       wish i was rich
         it's gonna kill me
        i   need some
              COCAINE

                 *

                               heartbeats
                               hoofbeats
                                          natchral
  in the early morning light i like
  to get it right --
  sit down and say what i mean

  on the trolly and the bus folks discuss
  what's up?
  it's shrovetide in old New Orleans

                   *

  SOME HINTS ABOUT MARDI GRAS

  --Whatever you think it is, it's not.

  --"Mardi Gras can be fucking hazardous
     to your health."
                   David Greer

  --"It's not for amateurs."
                   Joe Wight

  --"I sleep where I fall and I puke
     where I stand."
                John Desmond

DB email = bookem@pacific.net

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