Ancient Persia, now Iran
In trepidation - nuclear ban
Trump creates a yawning gap
Obama's policy old hat...
The White House yields one more surprise
But to keep a promise, is it wise?
What happens to the nuclear threat
Are all forces held in check?
The Middle East - a powder keg
Weird carpet of deep lustrous thread
So many skeins are on the go
But which way will the pattern flow?
Dark hatching not bright themes are seen
But what do all these treaties mean?
Life's volatile, we're on the run
But our planet is the only one!
(c) Poet in the woods 2018