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The mechanical laughter
Ran through Steeplechase
America's biggest amusement park
Her raucous voice
Rang through
All the other noises
Air sprayed up from the ground
Their skirts danced in the air
Subway trains
On Brooklyn Bridges
Brought people to this indoor
A large wooden slide
Touched ceiling
And came down
To floor
G-d's generosity is large
Slitting himself up like that
And letting everyone be amused.

Irwin R. Shaw - August 20th 1982