Feeling young is one of poetry’s strong suits. The most famous poets of all time mean something, most of all, to young people, like Lord Byron, Rimbaud or Sylvia Plath. There’s something about the form that appeals to youth’s romanticism, something earnest about lyrics that always seems to ruffle teenage rebellion.
Las Vegas loves an unnatural wonder—there’s a a faux-New York skyline along Las Vegas Boulevard, a replication of the Eiffel Tower, and a giant Sphinx outside of the Luxor Hotel modeled after Egypt’s original. People take photos in front of them, though it’s hard to know what, exactly, they’re trying to remember through photographs of phony statues.