The Ukraine Situation

The context we face in Ukraine,
Isn’t novel or strange in the main;
Putin has made clear
Its within Russia’s sphere —
Its historically etched on his brain.

Hockey Hopefuls

The US men’s Hockey team’s pluck,

Has opponent teams running amok;

       “As our goalie’s an ace,

         when we have him in place

They can chuck any puck without luck!”

Putin’s Pageantry

The Olympics have opened with pageantry

And some Russian historical imagintry;

    “Why deal with reality,

      It’s such a banality —

We’ve staged a nice fiction here, haven’t we?”