It’s a Young Country

and we cannot bear to grow old
James Baldwin   Marilyn Monroe
Marvin Gaye sing the anthem
at the next Superbowl
We say America you are
magnificent
     and we meant
we are heartbroken
What fun we chase after it
Can’t hurry go the Supremes
Next that diva soprano
for whom stagehands at the Met
wore the T-shirt I Survived the Battle

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