Hard Times in Xanadu

by Al

A micro-beer named "Pleasure Dome,"
"solidly alive," labels say.

Getting guys to drink it,
we have a problem akin to modern poetry,

public indifference
in the face of major products.

"It does seem a little like,"
said M.L. Rosenthal in 1950,

"selling democracy to the Germans.
The resistance goes deep."*

Hard times in Xanadu.