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Frances Samuel

Leo Tolstoy Talks Imperialism

I have an eternal headache said the Colonel to the nearest pigeon.
Had it since the war I’ll be damned. Leo Tolstoy
he said to another pigeon. When did you board this train?
Oh I don’t know where the old words are
lost in the trenches. Now the world is one they say
Leo, I was just a twinkle when you overthrew the aristocrats.
I went to St. Petersburg and there were pigeons too
shitting white on the white Hermitage on a white night.
What do you think of that Leo Tolstoy? The world
has such a small face, just ask your pigeon friends.
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