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  • Adam hitched his dinosaur to a covered wagon
    He drove the Virgin Mary to the Faire.
    Shiva rode behind them in a silver limousine
    Combing out his long and flowing hair.

    Joseph Smith was washing plates
    In Moroni’s Golden Bull café
    A tawdry ptomaine palace on
    The carnival midway.

    Satan runs the taco stand.
    He’s always got a line.
    Jesus works a ding there, too.
    Changing water into wine.

    Mary Magdalene’s his counter girl.
    She fleeces all the marks.
    Buddha works the cups and balls.
    They gaff those sheep like sharks.

    Ghandi owns the hot dog booth.
    St. Paddy sells the beer.
    Grab your meat and spread your buns!
    The weenie roast is here!

    Houdini has a tin cup and
    Some clown’s got a duck.
    They’re saving souls for nickels
    Step up and try your luck!

    John the Baptist fronts a burlesque act
    His patter’s smooth and slick!
    Like tinned sardines the drooling rubes
    Inside his tent are packed eager for the trick.
    Salome dances the Hoochie-Kootch with
    A hot dog on a stick.

    Noah’s in a big-top tent with his petting zoo.
    He’s got Dodo birds and unicorns and velociraptors. Two!

    Santa flies his reindeer around the center ring
    As they perform Handel’s Messiah.
    A most amazing thing!

    Mighty Joe Young the gorilla my dreams!
    Flies through the air with the greatest of ease
    Ignoring the screams of the winsome young lass
    That he snatched by the knees from her tenuous
    Perch on the flying trapeze.

    A maniacal clown vehicle races from the shadows
    And careens headlong into the center ring
    From whence emerge a horde of harlequins and
    One oversized soprano who lifts her skirts and
    So begins to sing.
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