The Shit Parade by Robert Cook


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The Shit Parade

A civil defense siren screams
Outside my window
An old Cadillac topped with bullhorns
Drives through neighborhoods
Tapes of William Burroughs
Blare out over the rooftops
“Nothing is true
Everything is illusion”
School boy marching bands
Blurt obscenities out of their trumpets
The mayor and the bishop
Marching side by side
Carrying a silver platter
Topped by a crowned turd
As I watched the parade pass by
I wondered
What did that piece of shit ever do for me?