Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Mardi Gras - Laissez les bons temps roulez!

Happy fat Tuesday y'all! Good luck N'Orleans, get down!

Mardi Gras 2006
Betsy McKenzie

Not for the drunken revelry,
It is the glitter and bright color
That draws me.
Like exotic birds, they dance,
Parading through the streets
Most unlike the rest of
Prosaic America –
Making up in laughter and music
For what they lack in basic services.
Feathers, beads, jazz,
Hip and cool: New Orleans
Dancing out of its grave.

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