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