An old friend spends a few days with us.
He’s on his way to South and North Korea.
He’s always on his way.
He says the Koreans are madly freaked.
While Dubya and The Imperials joke about what nation
is next for conquest.
The terified Koreans
their card is coming up.
What torture to live under Rummy’s rules of order.
The paranoia of prison
combined with illusions of sovereignty.
An American first strike on the North?
A Northern strike on the South?
Maybe Japan gets hit for good measure?
What about California?
No strangers on the train to damnation
the Koreans once flamed in ruin and rubble
a nation burning from top to bottom
in hot blood and cold war.
American and Chinese generals pulling bloody strings.
It made for a great television show.
Remember Hawkeye and Mash?
Neo-Convict Richard Perle Victorious
served black Arab coffee
during the Iraqi hell war
he now jokes about following up
with Korean green tea.