Poems of the Week


by Bruce Bennett

That Putin’s a throwback it’s true.
But what is he throwing back to?
The Czars are passé.
They’ve called it a day.
So what will he have when he’s through?

A Russia that’s bankrupt and grim.
Oh sure, he’ll still go to the gym
And hang out with cronies,
Those gangsters and phonies
Who’ve modeled themselves after him.