Day of Change

Lawrence Holofcener

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A silence ensued, except for one mumble:

Sounds like he's senile, or loony, or Russian.

The Chairman tabled the banker's petition

For legal and laughing discussion.

By noon next day it was all over town

The Gazette, the evening edition.

The banker erected his outhouse

In the classical outhouse tradition.

And never returned to the Board of Health

Which had voted without opposition

Refusing him planning permission.

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