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When street cars were given short shrift
Some folks on the Council got miffed
DC can afford it
So Vincent restored it
The whole thing was silly, but swift

But speaking of Councilman Gray
It’s final; his fence cannot stay
At 5’7″ high
It’s taller than I
And slightly less tasteful, I’d say

The language’s moment was fleeting
And all that I know is a greeting
But get up here pronto
To speak Esperanto
Bethesda’s where die-hards  are meeting

These rhymes mean the weekend is here
Memorial Day is quite near
Some 800K
Are going away
You too? Well, just don’t forget beer