Six Flags America

In Six Flags America children under two get in free,
so if they ask you do not tell them that you are three.
In Six Flags America you must be 38 inches to ride,
so stuff a sock in your sneakers to make you that high.
In Six Flags America you can get free soda refills,
so we snuck a cup in we have from last year still.

There are rules and policies and ways to cheat
in America we condone them
as ways to compete.
In baseball the juiced ball.
The banks at the margin call,
short sells, derivatives, micro trading with ease.
In DC the insiders writing policy.

In Six Flags America is not explicitly illegal.
We wrote it vaguely when we put it in the bill.
In Six Flags American everyone gets rich,
everyone that is, willing to scuff up the pitch.
We promise and cajole and hunt for an edge
and anyone who does it is only “alleged”.



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One thought on “Six Flags America

  1. As the American idiom goes, if you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying.

    I think the real question is, cheating in order to get what? More green pieces of paper? More power? More ego? As a person who has conducted too many funerals, I can tell you the things we spend time cheating to receive are all bullshit. Yes, that is a theological term.



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