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Mel Brooks Eats Crispy Bacon


by Samuel Derrick Rosen


Gorillas with Picassos form charcoal memories
Van Gogh leaves his legacy in forgotten fields
Astrologers approach the sea of false jealousies
And Mel Brooks eats crispy bacon

Dread of circuses signal the laughter of Zen
Dogs of war sprawled on their oriental rugs
Scarlet voices configure the mythos of men
And Mel Brooks eats crispy bacon

Spencer Tracy imagines cartoon foundations
Mickey Mouse narrates the story of Christ
Katherine Hepburn sanctions reptile invasions
And Mel Brooks eats crispy bacon

Plain clothes detectives enable the rapture
Mock criminals in galactic repose
Counterfeit virgins seek oblivion to capture
And Mel Brooks eats crispy bacon

Special emphasis on a kindness that maims
Harlots fall spellbound by small synchronicities
Downtown druids grow addicted to card games
And Mel Brooks eats crispy bacon

Something is missing in these cardinal kisses
Separatists serve illegitimate grace
A nonchalant serpent within its habitat hisses
And Mel Brooks eats crispy bacon

Greek and sagacious is the lord of applause
Scientists snap mice brains, make killing machines
Killer whales explain the sphinx of the menopause
And Mel Brooks eats crispy bacon

An ultimate conscience stirred and not shaken
Consigned to some state of mock celebration
It is simply essential that every god is forsaken
And Mel Brooks dines on crispy bacon.

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