Rambo and Popeye Teach 'Russkies' a Lesson

At seven-times-one-hundred miles from the fighting
in Donbas, some troops fierce and hard
stand ready to high-tail it safely to westward:
the Florida National Guard.

Then, too, there’s a Coast Guard ship cruising the Black Sea
Its GPS systems gone dark.
Where once crew and captain imagined a joyride,
things now look like Jurassic Park

Those Russkies by now will have sure learned their lesson:
Don’t mess with the part-time reserve
scraped up from the Pentagram’s vast barrel bottom.
Someone will get what they deserve.

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2021