Thursday, May 28, 2009

Poetry in Motion

Amidst the false Minnies and Elmos of Times Square, there is also sometimes a true symbol of this great city and this great land.

Look closely:

Yes, it's true. Lady Liberty.

So what if a plastic stepstool and/or a really serious pantyline can be seen beneath her robes? This woman has been the symbol of opportunity and freedom for countless generations. She can get away with not wearing a thong.

In honor of such a prestigious cameo appearance, I've decided to tweak part of Lady Liberty's famous inscription as a welcome message to all those in Times Square:

Give me your Naked Cowboy, your Elmo,
Your huddled masses yearning to walk slow,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the tired, backpack-laden to me,
I have plastic lounge chairs evermore!

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