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North American Dreaming: Subterranean Lolita

William Burkholder's poem tells of the sad life of a young girl who has experienced better days.

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She's a subterranean Lolita
Calling in the night
In empty dank passages
Underground and out of sight

By day she sleeps in corridors
Behind bars where ancient toreadors
once irritated bulls and provided red capes
to willing servants of blood sports rule

Sitting she sighs for the times gone by
When crowds cheered her father
Placing his standard on high
Till the crowd, till the bull
Sacrificed his life

She's a subterranean Lolita
Calling in the night
In empty dank passages
Underground and out of sight

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