Topless Maine

In the far northeastern corner of the country
Where the women are both beautiful and wise
The exercise of civil rights
Has led to protest and to fights
From women who won’t stoop to compromise

In Farmington, the sunny skies of April
Are telling us that Spring is here again
And it’s time to go bare-chested
Cos it’s time the law was tested
That allows this both for women and for men

Freedom never used is hardly freedom
It’s common sense, the likes of Thomas Paine
So leave your shirts behind, cos you won’t need ‘em
When you’re visiting the lovely state of Maine

It’s the right of all, in Maine, to go half-naked
Not illegal here, and nor is it a sin
You can bet there’ll be more sequels
Till we’re seen as merely equals
And we realize that skin is merely skin

Freedom never used is hardly freedom
It’s common sense, the likes of Thomas Paine
So leave your shirts behind, cos you won’t need ‘em
When you’re visiting the lovely state of Maine


Story and photos from here.
Excellent coverage here, with a thoughtful and non-sensationalist video report.

In other non-news, the decidedly asocial Cuttlefish is dipping a tentacle into social networking. There is a deally over there to the right that links to my facebook page, and I am now a twit, or whatever you call the people who are on twitter. @cuttlefishpoet (is the @ part of the name? I don’t know), for those who care. Be advised, I am still more comfortable with a quill pen and inkpot than with 140 characters, so be gentle.