Poetry

July 27, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Ben White

 

 

 

Competitor

 

 

President Trump

Has declared Russia

To be a competitor

 

Framing the relationship

In business terms

While overlooking

The socio-cultural aspects

Of world power…

 

Just a business competitor

Not a geo-political foe

Or a military enemy

 

But simply,

And innocently

A competitor

 

Forgetting altogether

How President Putin

Has ways

Of making competitors

Disappear.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben White

Author of the books, Buddha Bastinado Blues and The Kill Gene, Ben White thought he was a poet, only to find out he is not a poet at all. He is a witness. What he writes is testimony.

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