Saturday, 30 June 2012

Fly Fishing

Modern-day spies
are breeding like flies,
droning and groaning
they blacken the skies.

A flotilla in flight,
they spy day and night,
a thoroughly shocking
and awesome sight.

We’ve got our spies,
if you fasten your flies
beware of reprisals
if anyone ties

mosquitoes or gnats
or any such twats,
they are all going to feel
the weight of our swats.

We’re not on our own
we’ll spray any drone
that’s thinking of entering
our no-fly zone.

© John Goss

US military surveillance future: Drones now come in swarms?

John Goss is decoding the poetry of George Ivanov, a Russian émigré poet of the Silver Age. His great prose-poem, Распад атома (1938), was allegorical and gave clues to how the Australian language works.