Variation on a Theme by King David

L. B. Thompson

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© 2009 The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Artsby L.B. Thompson

Praise to you!
Praise to you my snappy love!

Praise you in clean socks on a Queens-bound
    train; praise you
for your famous avocado
    sandwiches. Praise you from Brooklyn to blasphemy!

I’ve called the mayor to praise you; & a thirdbase
    coach; even
that no-neck accountant
who doesn’t have the decency to nod hello
    has agreed to praise you!

Praise you with bongos and fine fancy
    tea; praise you
with rhumba, tango & marmelade; praise
    you with your knickers at your knees!

I praise you on Flag Day, & on whichever equinox
    allows for the balancing of eggs;

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