Larceny: March 5

Back in the 40's again; back when a fin was fin. In the horse lattitudes, opera singers drink heavy water from solid silveropera glasses. I've got splinters in my knees, straw in the cuffs of my jeans. The sky, garnished with plutonium, glows like polished oak. William Tell, Young Lochinvar, Belle Starr, Harry Houdini, and the Sandoz chemist who discovered LSD lead their mounts on stage. Keep smiling, you say. In my opinion that nag needs a shave.

-- Michael West