Ukraine Is On a Crazy Plane (Draft 1)


Vladimir Putin is kind:
he will administer the coup de grâce

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
tells Vladimir Putin that although you are the Sun,
could you not burn Ukraine
and give us seizures

But the epileptic West is helpless
with their seizures and
twitches of minor sanctions.

Their fits of indignation are not functional, and
they are unconscious of
the consequences of
a conqueror going wild with
Russian dressing smeared
all over the world like
a proud and arrogant mixture of blood and mayonnaise.

— Douglas Gilbert


2 thoughts on “Ukraine Is On a Crazy Plane (Draft 1)

  1. I am so confused with all that is going on in the world right now. I start reading the news and there’s just so much to take in – and all of it seems crazy. I liked these lines a lot, the ‘con’ sounds worked perfectly: they are unconscious of the consequences of a conqueror. Blood and mayo…ick!

    1. Thanks. Yes, it’s very confusing. I read the history summaries they give as background for these stories and the more I read, the more confusing it is. It goes back centuries with various hurts and spites and different overlapping empires taking control with people in the middle of the big struggles suffering the most. The shifting borders between empires seems to create very messy middle areas that keep flaring up in resentment by various ethnic groups caught in the middle and it continues over hundreds of years…

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