Poems of the Week

A Park by Any Other Name

by Chris O’Carroll

“Ohio Republicans want to rename Mosquito Lake state park after Donald Trump”
The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH)

The park’s named now for parasites
Who super-spread disease.
The new name and the old will be
Like, in a pod, two peas.

They’ve got parks pre-named for him
In many another state.
Hell’s Creek and Devil’s Hole are good,
And Russian Gulch is great.