Ponytails

 

Do not arrange your hair in ponytails

For those are ways that have been made before

Be sure you’re clearly told you cannot fail


For roads and roads will always lead to jail

Where loads and loads of angels known as whores

Do not arrange their hair in ponytails


As food is best enjoyed before it’s stale

And lewd and base and bunk are all ignored

Be sure you’re clearly told you cannot fail


And if the world over starts to wail

And all that’s come to pass is then abhorred

Do not arrange your hair in ponytails


Like crumbs of bread left back along the trail

To mark your faith as you retreat from Lord

Be sure you’re clearly told you cannot fail


For then we’ll all be warm and drink our ale

And drunk divine unique, we won’t be bored

Do not arrange your hair in ponytails

Be sure you’re clearly told you cannot fail


(Vancouver 2009)