Dogs 2014

GOODNIGHT, KIEV
(9/3/14)


born beneath
a mushroom cloud
of threat
I have
little patience
for the nuclear
intimidations
of yet another
Russian leader

another Russian
trash talker

go ahead

pussy

put your
launch codes
into action

I don't
care
anymore

almost 55
I have very
little
to lose

too bad
for the young
ones

to see
the final realization
of those
childhood nightmares
might actually
prove satisfying

no longer
would we be
left
to imagine
a post-nuclear
existence

we would
merely
need
to live it

if you confined
the attack
to the local
theater
it seems
an anticlimactic
replication

you've already
dropped
the Chernobyl
bomb
upriver Dneiper

you may
scatter
the Ukrainians

but their
hatred
for Russia
would only intensify
in those
that you didn't
exterminate

create
an exclusion zone
the size
of a country
and its citizens
will find you

string
you up
like Mussolini

post
your pathetic
picture
across
the internet

I'm ready
for that flash
on the horizon

are you?