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American Acrostic, 2013

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


Gary Corseri

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