Poems of the Week

Putin Proposes

by Bruce Bennett

“Putin is a terrible communicator to begin with; …. [H]is KGB instructors found him withdrawn and
tight-lipped, and even his former wife understood him so poorly that,
when he was proposing marriage, she thought he was breaking things off.”
The Washington Post

No wonder the man is upset.
To others his “da” may mean “nyet.”
Let’s hope he speaks clearly,
Or all may pay dearly.
What’s clear is, his threat is a threat.