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Bob Kaufman's

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Can anyone help me decipher what three days Kaufman was referring to in "All Those Ships That Never Sailed" I know it's the poem he recited when he broke his vow of silence at the end of the American involvement in Vietnam, but am sadly unable to come up with any resources to help me decipher the poem (without wading through hours of internet shit). Did the peace agreement take three days to create? Unlikely.... I'm also stuck on the Jewish queen. Thanks...I'm uninitiated to the beats and am struggling!