Poetry Corner: “Russian New Years Eve”

Russian New Years Eve

Vodka flowing like Holy Mother Russia
much more celebratory than in Prussia

Attending a club for some dancing
some Americans seen as easy pickings
for industrious pickpockets
but for safety and being so wise an old wallet in my back pocket full of Monopoly money
it was quickly lifted
the perpetuators violently miffed
not being inebriated or pissed
it was time for for a quick break
lest I be bitten by the lumpen proletarian snake
so time for a quick exit
made a bit difficult by the intoxicated on the street
not wishing to slip on the empty vodka bottles on the street I would meet
a quick escape I did beat
better as a foreigner to retreat
and a vintage Zil taxi to meet was a blessing
current leadership seems more white than red
please no more vodka
yet with another tin of the sturgeon’s eggs
if those thugs catch up with us we will have to beg for our lives

Robert K. Stephen



Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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