David Lehman

(June 11, 1948 / New York City)

November 6 - Poem by 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


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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