Boris Vian

(1920 - 1959 / France)

Boris Vian Poems

1. Surprise Party 4/13/2010
2. I wouldn't want to die (Je voudrais pas crever) 1/1/2004
3. The Deserter 4/13/2010

The Deserter

Mr. President
I'm writing you a letter
that perhaps you will read
If you have the time.

I've just received
my call-up papers
to leave for the front
Before Wednesday night.

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