After the south beach diet,
Weight watchers, and gym membership commercials
Fear dominates this new year’s morning news

Pakistan’s lies and deceits
US tweets and counter tweets
“33 billion in aid over the last fifteen years”
“33 Billion in coalition support funds
Not aid, Not favors”

With nuclear war closer than ever
The button is always on the desk
An itchy finger eager to press on

And in other news,
Pot shops in California begin to sell
Legal recreational marijuana
“Immediately there was extra energy
In everyone’s step.”
As the stock market will keep rising
Starting today

Are we fools for hoping for resolution?
Or am I just paranoid?