Nikita – you seem to not care about much
Computers don’t wow you – and the trip
to Disneyland was meant to be the highlight
What do you take back from this trip – what
is learnt from America – Self-serve cafeterias
and a supermarket in San Francisco?
Oh Nikita – did you run into Ginsberg?
I’m sure the Soviets will love self-service
and markets are a wonderful thing – but
the brink of change is only a few years away
It doesn’t matter what groceries you fondled
and I’m tired of knowing what foods are
bought anyway –
Such queer things – arms and un-arms
Nikita – would you have bought a mouse hat?
Carried it back to Moscow and shown the peopleyour name in gold thread?