is life as good as a story?
if tinged with the sardonic
powers of a comedian,
whose force of heredity
caused success in burlesque.
now the whole of the second act
is foaming at the mouth;
"leave something over for taxes!
receive a five-by-eight inch negative!"
a contortionist and a trapeze performer,
a bitter enough fate,
but with the methods and means
they have just left New York for Paradise.