A Sunday Poem — “Nuke”


North Korea

is in the news again.


My cat and I yawn.


We already know

the Communists miniaturised the device,

but they have a way to go

before the toy can survive re-entry.


And Taepo Dong 2

– their longest-range missile –

cannot reach Texas, Florida, or Pennsylvania.


At most, it will hit the West Coast

and a few states in the Upper Midwest.


No one is going to war

over that.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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