four clams and grandmothers love potatoes

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a man and woman
sit under multicolored
joseph umbrella

they suddenly age
what happened to those people
twenty years older

elders steal the shade
who knows what is going on
real couple come back

dogs come to say hi
to see if they like our lunch
cheese quesadillas

and the government
blowing up the bluest seas
are we hearing bombs

blasting through waters
“maybe dynamite fishing”
shrimp boats out to sea

one scoop for four clams
remember cone was ten cents
forty years before

daddy paid one buck
fed his family of four
two hot dogs a piece

and then you make five
four dollars for one hot dog
when you came along

move your bloomin a _ _ _
says eliza dolittle
flowers on your bum

your kind grandmother
fish chips and baked potato
and my grandmother

played little piggy
always mashed baked and french fries
they make pulkulees

then she squeezed your cheeks
calling you cunninhora
shana madala

apparently now
it’s time for jimmy buffet
marguerittaville

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