at the office

 

the office is empty and wasting
say all the chorus girls in the boys’ minds
and all the girls agree
 
this then is the real pro’s dilemma
where is art Mallarmé wanted to know
it is upon the stage
in the hooded pit
at Bayreuth

Whitman’s a queer
says the New Orleans fellow
that was his message

it was the banjos
what done it