America

America you don’t really want to go to war.
America its them bad Russians.
Them Russians them Russians and them Chinamen. And them Russians.
The Russia wants to eat us alive. The Russia’s power mad. She wants to take our cars from out our garages.
Her wants to grab Chicago. Her needs a Red Reader’s Digest. Her wants our auto plants in Siberia. Him big bureaucracy running our fillingstations.
— Allen Ginsberg, “America”

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  1. subterraneansatsea

    ……..Ah many a bomb that day will awe the bird a gentle look..Yet…..not enough to say a bomb will fall or even contend celestial fire goes out.. Know that the earth will madonna the Bomb that in the hearts of men to come more bombs will be born…magisterial bombs wrapped in ermine…..all beautiful and they’ll sit plunk on earth’s grumpy empires fierce with moustaches of gold. ~ Gregory Corso, “Bomb”

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