A visitor to scenic Almaty
was dismayed to find no apple trees.
He couldn't be blamed;
it's right in the name,
but he's stuck with a store picking spree.
There was an old man from Kazakhstan
happy to hear of the testing ban.
His house didn’t explode,
but sometimes it glowed.
Despite a lead vest he still had a tan.
Can you see it?
That which the natives call the Devil’s Face?
Sure, you’ve seen Jesus in a tortilla
& the potato-face Madonna,
and you wrote them off as something
in your brain circuitry that loves a face.
But turn up the sun, pull out all the water
and you start to think…