Poutine is a dish of french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. It emerged in my native Quebec in the late 1950s. With the war in Ukraine, restaurants in Canada have been both removing poutine from their menus and showcasing it – in just what proportions, I am not sure.
you strike me as an unhappy lad
twenty-two years at the helm
presiding over a failing Russian realm.
some say you have gone mad
others think you are seriously malade
many believe you are just bad.
maybe by your intel guys you were had
the neo-Nazis do not dominate Ukraine
no, they are mostly in your brain.
so, Peter is your historical comrade
but that was more than three hundred years ago
that as much you should know.
history’s judgment will be severe
you have confused your personal story
with what is putatively much greater glory.
this much is clear
you have blood on your hands
you have put in danger Russian lands.
the end is close if not near
your future does not portend
a non-violent end.