on Ukraine

the bear cannot bear
to hear what the mouse has roared
crushed under a paw


n.b. The bear grows in confidence, challenging the West to fight on ‘until the last Ukrainian.’ Cynical, callous, murderous, intent on forging ahead, knowing a line will have to be crossed, if not redrawn.

The sign held by Mr Gorinov asks, “Do you still need this war?”

CLP. 08/07/2022