POETRY

Dispatch from the Kremlin

By

Mao,
The Pathet Lao
rightly throw in the hoosegow
drinkers of bourgeois creme de cacao
as well as all who willfully follow the Tao.
The latter especially we disavow,
and certainly don't allow
here in Moscow.
Ciao.

P.S. Люблю рублю.

Esther Greenleaf Murer has been writing poetry all her life and got serious about learning the craft when she turned 70. She published her first collection, Unglobed Fruit, in 2011. Links to many of her poems published online may be found on her blog. She lives in Philadelphia.

Mao,
The Pathet Lao
rightly throw in the hoosegow