Big Hoax

“It’s often said of the doves
Who fell to earth in love
That hunters in the deep South
Kissed an antebellum house

Everyone thought that size
Would bag the winner’s prize
Till bankers in Queens, New York
Picked up all on the course

Suburbs chose their new mayors
Outthinking all the players
And cities did go dead broke
Muni bosses with a big hoax”