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November 6

David Lehman

Remember when Khrushchev said
"We will bury you!"
on the cover
of Time
I thought he was
employing a metaphor
as in "Braves Scalp Giants!"
on the back page
of the Daily News
I pictured the Russians
burying us under a mound
of all the rubble
that rubles could buy
when what he meant was
he had come not to praise Caesar
but to bury him

Added: 25 Feb 2002 | Last Read: 19 Apr 2018 3:41 PM | Viewed: 3236 times

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