Richard Thripp


Creamy Harvey Milk Wasn't Too Queer


In the toilet, thru a window, up a tree, or in the burrow of one mole

I will love Jan on a swing, under a bridge, or atop a telephone pole

She can be mocking masons, churning butter or manning a garrison

castigating firemen, granting credit or singing like George Harrison

With my sweet baby it is better sooner than later that we share a sin

In gay Frisco, a bloody injury to bath-house neophytes is tear-a-bun

as it seems nigh onto impossible to force flitty bathers to fear a gun

By '75, for supervisor, creamy Harvey Milk wasn't too queer to run

as the untiring work of the evil homosexual coalition is never done

I can't fry in cold temperatures nor freeze in steel ovens locked shut

nor hold beer in a ten-month gestation of one swollen, pregnant gut

Innumerable banking trials require holders to fiscally dare deposit

no differently than Leafy Majors conquered model Farrah Fawcett

Submitted: Thursday, February 13, 2014
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If the character Kwai Chang Caine, played by the crapped-out mummer David Carradine in the American T.V. series 'Kung Fu' (1972-5) , had simply gone by the name Kwai Chang Blaine he could've side stepped many altercations and avoided much heart-ache delivered to him by a myriad of tabacco-chawin, ' blood-thirsty bounty hunters (who dogged him on Thursday nights) eager to collect the bounty of $10,000 alive or $5,000 dead that was offered by the Chinese Legation in San Francisco.

Is it fair? Walmart's staff would go nuts if a concerned shopper built a substantial, yet manageable, fire out of Hanes undies in the men's department.

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