Poems of the Week

An Explosive Offering

by Helen Ksypka

“Police: Live cluster bomblet, ammunition found with donation
at southeastern Wisconsin thrift store”

Could a bomb in a Goodwill donation
Send their customers running amok?
No, I’d say this unique situation
Would have buyers embracing their luck.

It’s with savvy they’d see that this merch is
One heck of a deal to be struck,
‘Cuz the shoppers who jump at this purchase
Would be getting a bang for their buck.