on Ukraine

nuclear assault?
how might Pravda report it?
obliteration

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n.b. It is said that Russian protests against the war have begun in several town. Putin mobilising 300,000 more troops. Russians considering how to avoid being called up.

Putin’s Vietnam.

CLP 21/09/2022

CLP

on Europe

new lines being drawn
much like the red lines of old
could this be curtains?

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CLP 01/07/2022

on Ukraine viii

it's been war for years
constant squeeze, threats, bullying
now you choose to see

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CLP 14/02/2022

on Ukraine iv / v / vi

oh! sorry, you didn't
mean 'aggressively' you meant
'economically'
~
pardon my mis-placed
fears of superpower war
it's about money
~
the three million
citizens of old Kyiv
put up for auction

~

n.b. Money talks, not peace talks? ‘Economic sanctions’. Nice. The arms industry clearly could do with a new market place. Afghanistan, Chechnya, Syria, so now Ukraine. There will be a pile on in arms shares. Sickening. Now Putin just has to check whether he can afford to invade before waving his troops in.

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CLP 23/01/2022

on Ukraine iii

Pennines overlook
darts refining their dark arts
muscles flex, nerves twitch

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n.b. As we move around in our masks, military aircraft just above our heads operate on stand-by. Out of Plan B into Wing Attack Plan R?

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CLP 21/01/2022

on Ukraine ii

if Russia invades
we'll respond aggressively
collateral damned

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n.b. Someone factors in civilian deaths, which will mean children, mothers, grandparents, lovers, fathers, sons, daughters.

~

CLP 21/01/2022

on Ukraine

so loud I can't think
of anyone else but you
RAF practice

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n.b. On the border, on the edge, on the verge…Russian troops run through a few drills. Here, in Norfolk, fighter jets likewise.

What would you be thinking if you were sending your children off to school in Kyiv this morning?

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CLP 20/01/2022