David Lehman

(June 11, 1948 / New York City)

To William Holden - Poem by David Lehman

(July 15)

We know who
the guards are
in those POW
movies with brutal
but easy to
fool fat Germans
or sadistic Japanese
who never smiled
they're the grown-ups
we're the kids
that's the secret

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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