War Haiku.


Cold War.

summer solstice --
a long-range missile
pointed our way

Paul David Mena
2006-06-21 - USA

nuclear standoff --
a child throws stones
at a sleeping dog

- Paul David Mena

ex-nuclear test site
a prairie dog peers from its hole
with both heads

in Scifaikuest, reprinted in the new anthology "Dwarf Stars," edited by Deborah Kolodji.

John J. Dunphy

Berlin Wall
a smooth stone
in my pocket

H. Gene Murtha

Palms of October
their tall, gray trunks
straight as missiles

50 years after the Cuban missile crisis
the missiles are long gone, the palms remain, an old dictator still lives, and a young president's ideals are stolen by a gunman.


Some contextual links..

Cold War Letfovers (history and pictures)