Poems of the Week


by Alex Steelsmith

“Russia’s COVID-19 deaths set daily record… while the the total number of coronavirus infections
…in the country has topped 9 million.”

Associated Press

“Ukraine says Russia has nearly 100,000 troops near its border.”

Doubledy troubledy
Eastern Ukrainians,
fearing what Putin is
likely to do,

scramble to bolster their
and, while they’re at it, their
armaments too.