Nyet, nyet Soviet*

If we can’t stop the

bald despotic Putin, can

we at very least

Cut off his coffers? (Yes, that’s

a euphemism.)

Skat@2022

*In the 1980s, a Canadian musician wrote this song. The lyrics popped into my head while composing this tanka.

https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/B-B-Gabor/Nyet-Nyet-Soviet-Soviet-Jewelry

I Am Woman! (Shadorma #62)

Hefting huge

blocks of ice off my

deck before

more snow falls

has left me feeling stronger—

invincible—Grrr!

Skat@2022