Short Shrift


Less the care

of embargoed grain

the lines lengthen

at the formulamatic

sources for new lives.


Dirty pool is a game

that starves, cutpurse

merchantilism has

millions of mouthes

yammering about

grain, pain, and no rain.


Fast talk on the airways

speaks of nutritional

matters. Humans starve.
A brief confession started

before the food Czars

ends as a short shrift

plaint, tell all plea

for bread.


Lady A



Author's Notes/Comments: 

Millions could starve. The game is Russian chess. Exchange queen no grain blockade  for queen lifted sanctions. Awww, they want their yatchs back.



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