Monday, June 13, 2016

America is a Gun by Brian Bilston

I saw this poem on Twitter just now and hope Brian won't mind my reposting it here. I wonder what kind of poems Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso and other beats would be writing today.


America is a Gun
by Brian Bilston

England is a cup of tea.
France, a wheel of ripened brie.
Greece, a short, squat olive tree.
America is a gun.

Brazil is football on the sand.
Argentina, Maradona's hand.
Germany, an oompah band.
America is a gun.

Holland is a wooden shoe.
Hungary, a goulash stew.
Australia, a kangaroo.
America is a gun.

Japan is a thermal spring.
Scotland is a highland fling.
Oh, better to be anything
than America as a gun.

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