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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