Venice Pier

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    (Be a nonconformist for a day)

    If you’re sitting around being bored on a Sunday

    And not really looking forward to Monday

    Put on your sandals and be of good cheer

    Just take a walk by the Venice Pier

    You’ll see girls with bare asses

    Dogs wearing sun glasses

    A lady quite weighty hula-hooping at eighty

    Girls getting hustled by fellows much muscled

    A kid selling roses, a man dressed like Moses

    Guys doing flips with rings through their noses

    Then sit yourself down at a sidewalk cafe

    And while you’re sipping a Cafe au Lait

    Reflect on what you’ve seen and heard

    Unwind, relax and enjoy the absurd

    Geraldine Forer Spagnoli