of the special school for world diplomacy,
everybody is watching the two bullies
circling each other.
‘Mentally deranged US dotard!’
yells Kim Jong-Un at Donald Trump.
yells Donald right back.
Miracle of miracles:
suddenly, and even though
it is so brief it is all over by the time
they start their next sentences,
both of them are making
© David Bateman
David Bateman had his most recent book, Shtum: The Stutter Poems published by Iron Press, 2016. It's available from Iron Press, Amazon and elsewhere. ‘punchy poems... told with wit and invention’ – The Crack Magazine.