1.Sergei Eisenstein Would Be So Proud: Epic Siege Of Mariupol Which Seems To Look Lots Like Massive Grave
Stretched over 4.2 square miles, the Azovstal steel complex
is/ was a sprawling warren of rail lines, warehouses, coal furnaces, factories, chimneys
above essentially an underground city of tunnels seen as ideal for guerrilla warfare.
This Eastern Ukraine factory reportedly had more then 12,000 worker homes, schools,
movie theaters, as well as [once] hospital/maternity plus two parks allegedly include three circuses
and bunkers to withstand Western attacks then their imperialist nuclear rain.
But now today there, its past-USSR-glories boss, Mother Russia, offers no coddling
while missiles reign down on cannon fodder ferociously enough
for just maybe hopeful final bloody putsch to push Zelensky’s troops out of commission.
Czar Putin commits whatever crying-shame crimes against humanity
deemed necessary to secure subterranean labyrinths that consist of sometimes-shell-shocked patriots –
no bread left, they shoot pigeons – curled in fetal positions whilst attempting to resist
enraged Vladimir’s frantic last hundred hours; hoping/praying another evacuation convoy is dispatched
ahead of cannister incinerated, before relieved Fearful Leader can gladly declare (and go home?),
Our Annual Victory over Nazis Day!...versus simply another made-up Crimean Potemkin Village.
2.Once-Upon-A-Time Hardcore Secular Jewish Boomer Gerry Had Such Very Great Expectations
In a letter written to a friend in 1959, Flannery O’Connor lamented that some members of the clergy,
when arguing in favor of Catholic teaching on procreation, felt the need to assuage concerns about
overpopulation. “I wish various fathers would quit trying to defend it by saying that the world can
support 40 billion,” she wrote. “I will rejoice in the day when they say: This is right, whether
we all rot on top of each other or not, dear children, as we certainly may.”*
World of hurt: yet another rotten orchard a day ‘til your pip squeaks
Our grand/ children’s future seemed potentially bleak enough
What with already bad climate change plus democracy issues
But recently above got much worse when complicated
By Ukraine “Nazi” war and Supreme Court rulings
Which included Roe versus Wade leaks
That bring more babies onto this earth
Than can reasonably accommodate.
I am so sad about the pity of it all
As possible solutions shrink
Down to longer ‘n longer
Existential odds of
Survival – no less
*Overturning Roe Will Disrupt a Lot More Than Abortion. I Can Live With That
I am told by
source, Poles[my grandpa
one but he
as a Jew;
the same folks
we now find
so heroic –
How ‘bout that?
4.Mariupol military might (maybe?) haiku
land, sea, air, cyber,
special forces —> to end siege
use tactical nuke?
5.Ukraine raison d'etre haiku
miniscule number Sieg Heilers
–oy, so over it