Poems of the Week

An Imperfect Record

by Phil Huffy

“Last week, Michael Cohen revealed that he threatened academic institutions not to release Donald Trump’s school records.”
—The Washington Post

Down at the Middle School,
in archives there curated,
the President’s old 5th grade files
have now been infiltrated.

Some of the data kept,
and records there collected,
appear removed or modified
by persons undetected.

Those portions which remain
of all the things impacted
include report cards still on hand,
though heavily redacted.

And IQ quotient scores,
so vital to our nation,
now show irregularities
suggesting alteration.