Poem Against the War
c. 1968
12.62 in HIGH x 18.88 in WIDE
(32.07 cm HIGH x 47.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster has a photographic image of a duck in swimming near some tall grass overall. The top left corner of the poster has the text: "Poem Against The War / Two boys in a rowboat in El Estero Lake / are beating eight ducklings with a stick. / They do not know where to swim, / because the mother duck is frantic. / A man shouts at the boys from the lake edge. / They thumb their noses, stick out there tongues. / The man throws off his shirt and shoes / and begins wading and swimming. / But it is too late. The boys row off, / leaving the pulpy bodies in the water. / The mother cries, pecks at the bloody mess. / The man stands waist deep in the lake. / He is cursing and weeping. / This is how it feels to live in America.". The lower right corner of the poster has the text: "William Witherup".
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