Weeks before Great Britain sends
Beatles toward the Liberty statue,
JFK, martyr/son of her ancient foe,
benames the place they’ll land,
(*not Gold, not Normandy).
Before CBS anoints the uniformed four –
or masses an audience of kids (too young for tits),
They expel Bob Dylan, the native son
who would say John Birch has come
to scare US out of our wits.
The spoonful of sugar that helps the
medicine go down, Bubblegum Pop
Keeps Folk ‘n Blues close to home –
in the sticks, and seedy parts of town,
where Jazz and Poems rise to the top.
* The British landed at Gold Beach, Normandy, on D-Day.