War Poem (American Horror Story)

JPS

Alberto Giacometti “Jean-Paul Sartre Leaning on His Elbow” ca. 1949, graphite on paper

 

a woman on the bus
asked if i was jewish
i said what she said
are you jewish i said
my father was jewish
she said good i said
nothing she said
there are a lot of good
jewish people
i read the bible every day
i said nothing she said
we’re going to win you know
i’m christian she said
jews and christians
are a lot alike we’ve
got to protect one another
she said we’ve got to win
this war she said
and got off the bus

Progress Rapidly in a Seemingly Uncontrollable Manner (5 August 1908)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 632

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“O Zeus our ancestor, look with loathing on those tokens of a victory that was not won.” Hellenistic funerary epigram (trans. Paton)

galloping eyes
breeding that's 
broad 
social 
observation  

      1913 and again 
free 
again free 
         hypoallergenic 
grassy embankment   
 
    zero two eight
gross to the nines    
            
  1919       
 
   eight hundred and twenty eight third class passengers  
we counted
           
    r 
         
  eight hundred and twenty eight third class passengers
again reproach 
membrane between 
1922 renamed a parking lot 
      in one 
         must 
feed as were from 

each other  
 1919 

four foot 
x beams fifty seven   
    in fours   
    
       one hundred and six second class passengers 
again they're counted 
free from distinction 
  commonsensations but 
toward 
inert cars and 
          on fourteen bay twenty-second street brooklyn new york

     their eyes    
in rough port of distraction  
for northern 
       and fingered 
       again freed dogs 
gallop across hypoallergenic grassy 
      embankment



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