from a forthcoming book… ‘Academician Lomonsov’

for Litvinenko, Politkovskaya, Nemtsov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

did not foresee a floating, disembodied
choke of technology
supplying 200,000, only refueling every
3 years while serviced every 12
and replaced in a mere two generations

and all for lease as population explodes
murdering the earth and sea, as climate change
becomes the new mythology letting loose
the Frankenstein Mallivirus siberium; witnessed
under microscopes in its gigantium brave

where all still rant and rave, rave and rant
disappointed none will cave to bless
them with superiority as vacation, or small
change from their vaunted inferiority

it’s the Arctic, our new warzone, floating
top of the world, Ma
there nuclear power plants like planets ghost
the civilization done drifting apart
foul ice breaks assuming a control that is not

waiting for a spill, in this
Third World War platform bringing all
together in Asiatic Russian and North American
chill, searching out the longevity of
Bacillus F*
that fountain rumored and hinted at
by those explorers and the liars knowing better

looking elsewhere again, Cortez
that Keats* knew and Beatles sang, with
neither eliciting
amid the fumes and flames and fright

there Academician Lomonsov does not
bother with Baryshnikov, nor the unexpected majesty of
Nureyev a-lift above the stage in

Sleeping Beauty to meet Karen Kain across ages
not meant merely for feet nor an unripe Tchaikovsky
while we anticipate ourselves in everything now
drifting into the business of war we have not left:
one more infection suspending the planet again

 

©Dean Baker

-excerpt from a forthcoming book – click the links below for more information

* Academician Lomonsov – floating for-rent nuclear power station

* Litvinenko

*Politkovskaya

*Nemtsov

*Anatoli Bruchkov

*Keats’ On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer

• my books – http://www.amazon.com/Dean-J.-Baker/e/B00IC6PGQM-

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