Salad Days

Barbara Ras

How easy then, the fun house at Lincoln Park
before it grew into a field of weeds, you could buy
five tickets for a buck from a blank face in a booth
and enter the dark with your brother to be scared
by tilting floors, phoney doors, corpses
bursting out of coffins, and once out into blue sky
dash br…

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