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Brecht, 1933

He’s still on top:
spinning out his dialectic

He’s still on top:
spinning out his dialectic
pillorying the fascists
demanding that his books also be burned on the square
and organizing an antibourgeois theater.

But the most powerful of his enemies,
the ones who prefer poetry
to dialectical materialism,
are already whispering to him
that he’s surrendered:

in 1953 he failed to support the uprising

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