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12 in the matinee

give the town a facelift
not too severe
like razing Bunker Hill to put up
claptrap here

Daddy's little girl's a great artiste
of airports
all the great artistes are just
her escorts

you can't believe that
suits are so incredible
any frigid game
they find's indelible

Pulitzer of the New York World
culture's high end dispensing
booby prizes

oh home on the range
more book-learned
than anywhere else in America
's Brooklyn

they sold the city
'cause wanting was cash
to one who didn't like it much
and put it to the lash