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We left you not a world
But a crisis
While bragging that we stopped a war
and took down a President
When we were young
And still having sex every day.
We brag about the sex
almost as much
as we brag about the war
or taking down Nixon.

You don’t understand our obsession
still, with Nixon
and you’ve grown up
with the endless successors
to that war
that to you seems
never to have stopped.
To you sex,
Like the rest of the world,
is dangerous:
To your health
To your children
Who may never know the luxury
Of mocking you.

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