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Kalashnikov’s Child

Public Domain: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AK-47_type_II_Part_DM-ST-89-01131.jpg

Kalashnikov’s child
Rains blind terror in volume
Measured in single
Units of hot lead, coldly
Dealt in rapid succession

“Whenever I look at TV and I see the weapon I invented to defend my motherland in the hands of these bin Ladens, I ask myself the same question: ‘How did it get into their hands?’ ” Kalashnikov said in 2006. “I didn’t put it in the hands of bandits and terrorists, and it’s not my fault that it has mushroomed uncontrollably across the globe. Can I be blamed that they consider it the most reliable weapon?” https://www.businessinsider.com/mikhail-kalashnikovs-death-and-his-greatest-regret-2013-12#ixzz2oW7igOTn

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Scott Edgar

Scott Edgar

father, desert explorer, poet, attorney Host of The Poet (delayed) podcast https://blessed-pine-5317.fireside.fm/