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Dotty Parker's Parakeet

Posted to Poetry

Dreamt that I saw Lenny Bruce
Standing at Bourbon & Toulouse
and alla his jokes were hanging out
like tongues on roller blades.

Behind the scrolling wrought-iron grills
Flower pots on window sills
a no doubt real stoned comedy
why am I not laughing, then.?

Why am I not laughting, then?
This Hero wants his heroin(e)
it's no matter; what the deuce
we're all at Bourbon & Toulouse