A Song to Abbot Kinney's Venice

Me and Polly
Are gonna ride the trolly
To the Venice pier.
Abbot Kinney will be there
At his magical fair
With Charlie Chaplin & Laurel & Hardy
There’s always a party
At the Venice pier.
On the canals of old Venice
We’ll ride a gondola
And eat a piece a pizza
With extra mozzarella
Near the Venice pier.
The roller coaster will be a thrill
Then eat pastrami with a dill
And a hotdog on a grill
On the Venice pier.
We’ll swim in the sea
And bathe in the bath house you & me
Then see fish in the aquarium
And dance in the auditorium
By the Venice pier.
On the Ferris wheel we’ll kiss
And the merry go-round we can’t miss
On the Venice pier.
We’ll ride the tiny train
And make love in the rain
Then take the tram
To the Ship Cafe for eggs & ham
Near the Venice pier.
All this is gone
It doesn’t seem so long
When me and Polly
Rode the trolly
To the Venice pier…
– Marty Liboff    c. 2010
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