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credit to the original author.

Ezekiel J. Krahlin

(A True Tale From The Castro. Eat your heart out, Armistead!)

©1998 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin

The current logo of a street patrol
Was stolen by one Marvin Queer.
This pea-brain dodo must have no soul
To rip it off from a brother peer,

For the rightful owner of said design
Patroled with Marvin two years ago,
Wearing the art on jacketed spine,
In the spirit of gay-pride-soul.

When challenged in the homo press,
Marvin squawked:  "Public Domain!
Contact my lawyer; this is duress!
I'll piss him a golden rain!"

Well, queer Marvin, you can shout
     and you can pout,
Till your pinched little face is blue,
But the truth will out, I shall win
     this bout,
For you must give credit where
     credit is due,
Or your soul is the devil's tool!

Copyright law states that you can take
Two or more symbols from public domain,
Combine them in a novel way,
Then declare it as your own.

This I did, with triangle and snake
("Don't Tread On Moi" for the name)
Long before you saw the piece
And made your illegal claim.

Lying and stealing are immature tricks
For toddlers and brats, for kicks.
A final warning to avert your mourning:
My copyright number is one-eight-seven