Where’s Volodymyr Now?

by flammeusgladius

Where’s Volodymyr Now?

Zelensky is in Poland, not in Kyiv.
(Ukrainian is easier to rhyme
Than Russian in this case, and thus I leave
“Kiev” for some other sonneteering time.)
Zelensky is in Poland – not a crime
By any means. I’d flee the country, too,
If Russian troops were after me – but I’m
In California, where the skies are blue.
Zelensky is in Poland. This is true—
So why are he and others still pretending
That he is in Ukraine? Why do they view
The facts as enemies? His stance unbending,
He doubles down. Oh, what sheer gall is his
In Poland! (That is, where Zelensky is.)

–Tom Riley