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60The French Quarterhttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2013/03/the-french-quarter
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Yes, I remember Bourbon Street:
The pulse of jazz; the girls (and boys
Done up as girls) in clubs outside
Which barkers make their ribald noise;
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Mired deep in winter solstice cold and gloom,
Craving festivities aglow with cheer,
We lose our heads and foolishly assume
Debt well regret all through the coming year.
Our budgets of mere Cornish game hen size,
And we should choose a dinner fowl to match it,
But splurge instead, unthrifty and unwise,
To buy a turkey that outweighs Tim Cratchit.
We shop like fat-cat monarchs from the East,
Not stocking up on myrrh and frankincense,
But flashing quantities of gold, at least”
Gold cards with rates of fearsome consequence.
The seasons propaganda tells us we
Should generously aid our fellow man.
But whos got money left for charity?
A doornails what that concepts deader than.