Poems of the Week

Allowed in Philly

by Bruce Bennett

“While there isn’t a sizable nudist population in the City of Brotherly Love,
full public nudity is allowed in Philly—as long as you aren’t being ‘lewd.'”
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In Philly you can venture nude,
“as long as you aren’t being ‘lewd,’”

So doff your duds and have a party!
If questioned, say you’re being “arty,”

Since why should anyone oppose
such freedom? Everybody knows

Philly’s the Birthplace of our Nation.
You won’t be taken to the station,

But if you are, just shout, “For shame!
We doffed our duds in Freedom’s Name.”