inspired by the following protest sign and written in response to today's Russia-Ukraine peace talks
If Russia stops fighting, there will be no war.
If Ukraine stops fighting, there will be no more Ukraine!!!
a line of tanks
rolling down the cobbled street
with his arms outstretched
the other lying face down
hold hands on the Polish side
of the border
their farther's V sign
as he drives back to Kyiv
FYI: Insider, Feb. 28: Ukrainians are returning from abroad to fight the Russian invasion.
The Polish Border Guard said around 22,000 people have reentered Ukraine since Thursday.... Those volunteers will join thousands of civilians with little combat experience who have taken up arms in Ukraine..."We have to defend our homeland. Who else if not us?" one man told the AP. "The Russians should be afraid. We are not afraid."
on a teen's dirt-stained face
Polish border entrance
"The Winners" Can Not Be Judged (Russian idiom: "победителей" не судят)
Lavrov’s words echo
in a UN conference room
Paris wax museum
gobs of phlegm on the spot
where Putin once stood