A doggerel series about the countries of the world.
It’s only ninety miles away—
A missile crisis brought that day
When many thought the world would end—
See, Khrushchev wasn’t, uh, a “friend.”
But things cooled off in ’62—
And slowly, slowly it was through.
And now the tourists have gone back—
No fear of missiles in attack.
And there—the house of Hemingway.
And baseball players who can play.
The music, dancing, beaches—all
Replacing darkness of the pall …
Of imminent nuclear war.