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"American Acrostic, 2013"

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"USA!   USA!   USA!" The chimps all chant in unison at

Spectator sports events,

As though the fervency of their belief would,

Invariably, alter the outcome.

Seems a coupla thousand yrs ago

At coliseums up and down the Italian

Peninsula, crazed crowds

Opined similarly, swearing, by Jove,

Lovely ladies could be raped by boars

If they pledged allegiance to any god but

Caesar, and valiant men for

Entertainment's sake, could be netted and

Speared while the crowd roared.

Terrible, you say?   But, all in

All, they never had a notion of democracy, which

Terrible as that may sound, is just the way we're



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