Otis and Marlena
Marlena under Foster Grants She's undercover from the dawn's advance That girl is travel-drained And the neon-mercury vapor-stained Miami sky It's red as meat It's a cheap pink rose Otis in the driver's seat Watches the street lights fade away On louvered blocks in green sea air In fluorescent fossil yards Slippers are shuffling into folding chairs Freckled hands are shuffling cards They've come for fun and sun While Muslims stick up Washington Otis empties out the trunk On the steps of that celebrated dump Sleazing by the sea Bow down to her royal travesty In her ballrooms heads of state In her bedrooms rented girls Always the grand parades of cellulite Jiggling to her golden pools Through flock and cupid colonnades They jiggle into surgery So hopefully beneath the blade They dream of golden beauty They've come for fun and sun While Muslims stick up Washington Marlena, white as stretcher sheets Watches it all from her tenth floor balcony Like it's her opera box All those Pagliacci summer frocks Otis is fiddling with the TV dial All he gets are cartoons and reruns She taps her glass with an emery file Watching three rings in the sun The golden dive, the fatted flake And sizzle in their mink oil It's all a dream she has awake Checked into Miami Royal Where they've come for fun and sun While Muslims stick up Washington
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