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Saturday, February 11, 2012


by Earl J. Wilcox

Take two hot-headed nations.
Combine with large doses
Of Israeli freight in your face
Mixed with Iranian insult
In your eyes. Simmer briefly
In hot Judean and Dasht-e-Kavit
Deserts. For worst results: heat
Thoroughly in Russian and American
Politics.  Serve during an Arab Spring.

Earl J. Wilcox writes about aging, baseball, literary icons, politics, and southern culture. His work appears in more than two dozen journals; he is a regular contributor to The New Verse News. More of Earl's poetry appears at his blog, Writing by Earl.