Four Tanka Very Much Poems From Ukraine
Russian Homefront tanka
Soda straw view of
war—we got the first coffin
Soon now I do fear, our town
will drink from the fire hydrants.
Kyiv Intuition tanka
In the slow time of
fear…bleary, we woke
before a missile hit—grabbed both kids—ran
[Short-Term?] Faustian Bargain tanka
Go coal or nuclear?
The European Union spends a billion dollars
each day, oy veh, on oil
to fuel Putin’s war machine.
Raison D'être When Victory’s Declared tanka
Prez of Ukraine, a Jewish
Comedian named Zelensky.