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Friday, March 11, 2022


by Bonnie Naradzay

Cartoon by Nick Anderson

Asked about Ukraine, Trump talked about windmills
due to concern about his Scottish golf resort.
Asked about Ukraine, Don Jr. crowed that his dad
played Putin like a fiddle.
Asked about Ukraine, Alex Ovechkin said I am
not in politics.  I’m an athlete.
Asked about support for Ukraine, the House easily passed
another $1 billion to add to Palestinian suffering.
Asked about bombing Ukraine’s hospitals in Mariupol,
Russia’s foreign ministry said it’s fake information terrorism.
Asked about Ukraine, fans said they don't want to miss 
baseball season.
Asked about Ukraine, Paul Gosar said, I remain firmly convinced 
that our southern border security should take precedence.
Asked about Ukraine, Tucker Carlson of Fox News claimed Russian
buildup of troops on its border was about a simple border dispute.
Asked about Ukraine, Congressman Good said we should secure our border.
Asked about Ukraine, Congressman Norman said it’s too late
to help now that Russia has invaded.
Asked about Ukraine, Madison Cawthorne called its president a thug
and said its government is evil.
Asked about Ukraine, Ted Cruz, wearing Ray-Ban sunglasses, said truckers
want the government to leave them the hell alone and to keep their gas prices low.

Bonnie Naradzay's poems have appeared recently in AGNI, New Letters, RHINO, Kenyon Review Online, Tampa Review, Florida Review Online, EPOCH, Split This Rock, and her essay on friendship was published in 2020 in the anthology Deep Beauty.  For many years she has convened poetry salons with homeless people and with, residents of retirement communities in the Washington DC area.