Poetry

Alan Gould: Four Frivolities

Four Frivolities   1. Ballad for the Fart Tax. (5/9/2003, Farmers blocked the streets of New Zealand’s capital, Wellington, yesterday in protest at plans to impose the world’s first “fart tax” on livestock flatulence.)   PLEEEASE let me pay the fart tax! It is my bleeding heart tax, atonement’s brand new start tax. Please let me pay the fart tax.   How can I shirk my guilt. I’m in it to my hilt. My anal lilt makes daisies wilt … It can’t be just the way I’m built.   Pleeease let me pay … etc   O tax me hard…

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