SOMETIMES THEY DALLY
And Johnny's too long at the fair. And the
movie plays over and over while 50 more
people line up before the demolition derby
starts at two. Damn do I love these county
fairs. There's a guy with a monkey on a string.
There's another fool who walks an elephant
around in circles while kids pay five dollars
to ride on big colorful blankets on the elephant's
back. I'm not even an elephant and it seems like
slavery to me. I thought that shit was outlawed
long ago. Here's come the sweetest little kid,
with a candied-apple on a stick. She's got a grin
like the Panama Canal, after visiting the 4H
pavilion and seeing all those chickens and
game hens and pigeons and birds.