The World At Our Feet (A Mardi Gras Poem)

In Honor of Mardi Gras – in my New Orleans – I’ll repost this poem.  It’s odd, living now in Silicon Valley, that people actually WORK on Mardi Gras.  Enjoy!

The World At Our Feet

Let’s have a party on our balcony.
Let’s invite the world.
Let’s show people
how to make fun
of politics, politicians,
and all those things
mother told us not to ever do.
Let’s laugh again
when we thought
we’d never stop crying.
Let’s do it wearing a tutu
or less.


About Ellespeth

I'm a poet. Sometimes I write stories and other nonsense. Ellespeth

3 comments on “The World At Our Feet (A Mardi Gras Poem)

  1. Very nice, Ellespeth! I remember an episode in Treme where an out-of-towner was shocked to find that nobody would work on Mardi Gras, or the day before it or the day after 😉 My kind of town 🙂

  2. You don’t work on Mardi Gras? The trouble is the rest of the world doesn’t know they’re not supposed to. 😀
    Lovely poem.

  3. I loved New Orleans – though I visited in a November many years ago. Great poem, Ellespeth 🙂

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